21/02 Nelson to Collingwood Via Takaka Hill and back to Nelson (SI) – 5,192kms (261kms travelled today).
Feb 21, 2020
We started in drizzle which quickly became rain and fog and all variations thereof pretty much all the way to Collingwood which was a shame as it was quite spectacular where we rode. Not to worry it largely fined up on the way back so we could see the vastness of the views which had disappeared into the clouds on the way out. Just beautiful!
Toad Hall, our brunch spot, all kinds of quirky.
And the door to the brewery on site.
Lunch in Collingwood at the Courthouse Café and lots of sights to see.
Murals on the wall of a café.
Post Office and Telegraph Building (no longer the post office).
More murals, this time on the side of the tavern.
Awesome view as we come back over Takaka Hill.
And the rocky cliff face behind us. Adrian and Chris waiting for me.
Waiting at the traffic lights for one way traffic to repair many washouts and single lanes as a result. Much friendlier in the dry on our return.
Looking out over Richmond and Nelson as we return.
And an example of some of the washouts and single lanes.