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Dec 11, 2008 - Papamoa (3)

Today was a lovely day and, at last I did manage to upload the journal (which I guess you'll know already if you're reading this :o) Not the pictures, but the text at least. We started the day with a trip to the supermarket to get breakfast. The weather was clear, sunny and hot and Nick was keen for another swim, but I had a few things I needed to buy and I was desperate to get the journal uploaded, so I went off in search of civilisation. I found it too, which somewhat surprised us, as Papamoa is really a tiny place. We've been to a lot...

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Dec 10, 2008 - Papamoa (2)

It rained late into the night, but we seemed to survive (despite apparently picking the lowest site on the camp) and today has been hot and sunny, with some cloud and no light wind. First day that we've not been on the bikes for ages – since the Tongariro Crossing, in fact, which wasn't exactly what you'd call a day off! In fact although we've been chilling out at the beach today, we haven't been completely lazy. We've been in the sea a couple of times – and it's bloody hard work. The beach is sandy and quite shallow, but the waves are...

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Dec 9, 2008 - Whakatane – Papamoa

51 miles As predicted, rain came in the night. Lots of rain. It was still raining when we got up, and when we had breakfast. However we had already agreed that we would cycle in the rain, so we carried out that plan. Fortunately there was a small break in the weather that gave us enough chance to dry of the tent (ie. wipe over with a J-cloth) and pack it up. Then it carried on raining. Mind you, we did pretty well on the whole. There were small showers, on and off, for the first 30 miles or so, but nothing that soaked us. We kept stopping...

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Feb 18, 2008 - הפנינסולה של קורומונדל - פרידה מהקאוורן

העדר היכולת להתחבר לאינטרנט קצת "מרגיעה" את אווירת ה"לחץ" לכתיבה יומיומית ואני פתאום שמה לב לעובדה שהכתיבה הופכת יותר ויותר לדו יומית. אבל נסענו כדי להרפות קצת, לא? לילה אחרון בקרוואן שלנו בניו זילנד והאמת, ממש מצחיק, אך יש תחושה של פרידה ונראה שהקרוואן הוא רק סמלי לעובדה שפשוט קשה לנו לחשוב על פרידה מניו זילנד. אז נכון שיש לנו כאן עוד יומיים מלאים באוקלנד, בהם נישן במלון דירות מרווח (מי צריך את כל המרחב הזה?) אבל כבר מדברים על סיכומים ומתחילים לחשוב על המשך הטיול שלנו באוסטרליה ואולי קודם על הפרקטיקה של פירוק הקרוואן, אריזה והחזרה של...

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