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On the Road to Pipiriki  
   

On the Road to Pipiriki

My kind of road, mainly downhill and gravel. But I feared the bouncing around on THE BEAST OF BURDEN would wreck my new computer netbook, which I'm carrying in the handlebar bag.
Images from the Whanganui River

December 6th 2009
VITAL STATISTICS Feral Mike's Current Location: Palmerston North Distance Covered So Far: 2,268 Kilometres Average Speed over Last 70 K: 22.4 kilometres per hour (getting faster!) Next Destinations: Pahiatua, Pongaroa, Alfredton, Masterton PREVIOUSLY ON FERAL MIKE'S TRAVELS I spent two days travelling from Raetihi to Wanganui, via the Whanganui River. It's little more ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whanganui National Park

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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