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Jan 23, 2016 - Up in the hills (41kms)

Peter gave us a few options on how we could spend our day. Kayaking on the river, driving to Naseby or exploring the local area, Big Sky country. With overcast skies, we decided to explore the area around the Maniototo plains. We left the farm and started the climb into the hills, which was a gentle rise at first along the tarmac road. As we turned onto the gravel road, we could see old tuberculosis sanitorium nestled in the hills above. This is now a Christian religious retreat, which is closed to the public, but we could see that many of...

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Jan 22, 2016 - Hump Day (41km)

There was no wind when we woke round 8am and the sky was brilliant blue. By the time we had made lunches and packed, the wind had picked up and there were clouds rolling in from all directions. It was hard to say goodbye to our beautiful house, and I had a final coffee on the veranda, enjoying the view. As we had done the rail trail to Oturehua already we decided to shave 2kms off our ride by taking the road towards town. There was quite a strong cross wind, and we knew we had 10km uphill. The ride up was relentless but not steep so we were...

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