Biking with my dad @hammerhead during a visit to the city. Stopping here at Mont Royal for Sunday afternoon Tam-Tams before heading downtown, Lachine Canal, and Atwater Market.
Renting Bixi bikes and cycling through the city is one of my favorite things to do with visiting family.
Auntie Ruth and my mom @karentogo are both visiting this June.
Cycling through Parc la Fontaine.
We had a fantastic trip. The weather was unbelievable, the landscape as good as I expected and the company tolerable. As my mate Ray would say, give us your best and worst days and some vital stats. So we covered 803k’s and climbed 8923 metres. Best day was from Gisborne to Wairoa and the worst fighting the traffic out of Napier. Funniest moment was stopping at a roadworks on top of a big climb in the middle of nowhere and the burly, tattooed Maori guy with the stop/go sign taking one look at us, smiling and saying “Well you’re a bunch of crazy c....s” Thanks to Damien for setting up this blog site. It’s really easy to use and a great way to chronicle a trip. Adios amigos!!
After almost 2 weeks of perfect weather the weather that hit Aussie a few days ago has barrelled into the North Island. It started raining soon after we rolled out of the tavern. A few more hills to manage and then the last 15 kms are downhill into Rotorua. Geysers are spewing out steam around us and there’s a distinct nitrous oxide smell in the air.
After a good nights sleep in a cosy cabin under a starry sky, we slept in a tad, rushed to get breakfast and got a lift courtesy of the lodge owner back to the main road, just in time to hail the bus bound for lake Taupo. Whilst it was a spectacular road, the Thermal highway was way too busy with too many trucks and too little verge. By mid morning we were in Taupo and 2 coffees later ready to ride north. Finally a flat road!