Lets not do that before lunch too many times OK?
Fortunately we were breakfasting in our own time so I was away by 7:30 when it was still 5 degrees in Invercargill which took a lot of the pressure off me.
So I cruised along at a comfortable pace, enjoying the scenery, and about 30Ks out discovered that I'd made a bit of an oopsie: I'd forgotten to fill the hydration pack and ran out of water. With Johan not setting out till 9ish it would be awhile before Justin caught up so I kept going until Fortrose where I bought 1.5 Litres of spring water, and a glass of apple juice.
I walked out to fill the pack...just as Justin rolled up to the cafe to park. Sigh.
Oh well, on to Tokanui although with a mild headache that was slightly annoying. Another brief stop at Tokanui before heading on to the glorious Curio Bay for lunch. Although at the end I was really struggling with even the little hills but I got there without riding in the van, and even made it back from the picnic spot to the accommodation where I downed a couple of panadol and napped for a few hours.
After that we headed out to view the (regrettably vandalised) petrified forest at low tide and saw a variety of bird life, including a couple of yellow-eyed penguins!
Then up to the headland for more glorious views and (hopefully) some really nice sunset shots.
And now the stats
|Tour Distance||1183.2||Distance Today||91.58|
|Total Time||69:21||Time Today||5:18:16|
|Max Speed Tour||70.1||Max Speed Today||56.2|
Just loved the views in Curio Bay, and the prospect of sleeping with the sound of waves crashing to the nearby shore is really appealling right about now...