I missed one turn as I arrived before the route marshall and managed one big hill down and up before reaching a sign saying "gravel road".....and they say it as it is!!
Apparently the best beach around here is down that way......
So retrace down and up to get back on course.
The second day of the two-day, four stage race started overcast, thankfully..and the bunches received last minute instructions as they awaited the "off", from above Whanganui on the Eastern side of the city.
Huntaway dogs come from)
The population in 2006 was recorded as 441....but obviously it serves a wide farming area, mainly sheep, plus passing trade from the State Highway.
The old Post Office, now a Bed and Breakfast, with model sheep in front, and yes, that is a Saltire on the flagpole! (the wind neatly dropped every time I tried to take its picture)
and he finished, still upright, still talking coherently, albeit very tired.
Through the hills the temperature on the way back was about 32 degrees.
Whanganui is called the River City.
Then the prize presentation and the results!