The final cycling leg of the 1st part of the tour ended today, with rest days coming up before the run to Dunedin
I know that there are cat lovers reading this journal who will get a kick out of this picture from the Cardrona Hotel
The previous 11 bridges I'd crossed were the imaginatively named "Cardrona River #11", "Cardrona River #10", etc. Just as I was wondering what those creative bridge namers would come up with after "Cardrona River #1" I got this:
Johan and I on top of the Crown Range, the highest sealed road in NZ.
I think this is Speargrass Flat Road, it certainly wasn't the descent from the Crown Range (during which I had the camera packed away on the grounds of not being crazy :) )
And for a change of pace, imagine riding on a tree lined, dappled by shadows road on a beautiful sunny day...
At the very end of the day I had a horror climb to the hotel. OTOH I think that the view from my room made it worth the effort...