It looks intimidating,but it wasn't too bad. We were able to avoid most of the snow. Finding it in the first place was harder. It was on our way up to Fiery Col that we made the biggest navigation blunder of our trip - ending up 600 metres from where we should have been. We were forced to descend part of the way and then climb back up on the correct route.
Tramping - The Five Passes January 27th 2010 Feral Mike and The Beast of Burden are Back
Gentle Readers, by the time you read this the solo bike ride will be about to resume. I fly from Auckland to Wellington tomorrow (Friday, 29 January 2010) to unshackle the Beast and free him from the dungeon where he has lain for the past few weeks. Together we take a ferry to Picton and the adventure resumes.
In the meantime, here's a l ... read more
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THE BIG PLAN
I made a solo cycle ride from one end of New Zealand to the other over the southern summer - 2009/10. I kept off the busy highways as much as possible, and even managed a few 4WD tracks in some of the more remote corners of the country. I finished on 9 April 2010 and returned home ... full info