Virtually no traffic, smooth roads with a decent verge makes for ideal cycling. We were inland for almost all the day, but that didn’t detract from the scenery. We climbed almost 600m in the first 20 kms and rolled through valleys and over saddles until we got to Te Puia Springs. After a quick cups we flew downhill for 8ks to Tokamura Bay. Of course that means first thing tomorrow we have to climb 300metres out of this place.
First sight of the ocean. We’ll be following the coastline all the way around the East cape for the next week. Slow start today with Chris having a flat in the first kilometre and then also managing to fall off his bike when coming to a stop. Our supposed 8am start ended up being closer to 11am with several coffees under our belt. Not sure how I’ll go over the next 3 or 4 days with updating the blog. Internet connection is already dodgy and apparently gets worse the further out we go.