Monday, 18 February 2013

journey home to Whanganui

 Our coffee stop on the journey from Hamilton was well worth waiting for...
Bosco's in Te Kuiti.
Good coffee, top class food and service, art on the walls (for sale), interesting magazines to read.  A Bush garden out the back with benches and a fountain.
Owned and run by a cyclist too-can't fault it!!

Soon after that we turned off by these cliffs

 and then I saw new bits of countryside, followed by the roads that I'd missed when I went on the Eastern side of Ruapehu.

Another "pit stop"
before we completed the journey home.

Dinner was out at the Red Lion in Whanganui- who would want to cook after a week away and a four hour journey home?!


Joanne Noragon said...

You are so right about the lovely views.

farmlady said...

What a wonderful adventure this is. Such a different world away from Wales.
Enjoy it all...

soubriquet said...

You're having so many adventures, I can't keep up.

And I'm immensely impressed at your stamina.
Especially the Pirate's.
I plan to do a bit of cycling when I get to Texas, but laughably short distances by your standards, and at a comparative snail's pace too.
Still, sixty's coming up before the year's out, and I see from some of your recent acquaintances, it's never too late to start!

Now I need to go to google maps and try figure out where you've been.

gz said...

You'll have to post some photos when you get cycling, soub!

Relatively Retiring said...

Well, at least you got to the Pohangina valley, but I'm sorry if you didn't find Pete.

gz said...

RR, now I know that he lives in a beautiful place. Some day we'll get back, if we're lucky.