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Jan 21, 2016 - Birthday celebrations (18kms)

Another glorious day, and another very leisurely start. With such beautiful views there really was no need to rush. The house itself is very well set up, and the beds super comfortable, another reason for taking our time. Except that at some stage we needed to get moving to cycle to Oturehua for lunch. Simon was very pleased with his birthday accommodation, and the kids agreed it was the best yet, rating it 9.5 out of 10. Apparently it lost points for the climb up the driveway and the shower. The en suite shower was fabulous so I have given...

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Jan 20, 2016 - Through the tunnels (28kms)

The day dawned fine, which was a relief after the rain the night before. Whilst Simon and I were up before 8am, the kids stayed in bed till we roused them round 9am. We had our usual few rounds of 500 after dinner, so yet again they were in bed well after 10. Our panniers were pretty full, there being no supermarkets for the next two days. Whilst there is a general store in Oturehua, Gilchrists, the longest operating store in NZ, we had been warned that they don't have too much on offer. The kids were doing the dishes when the owner's aunt...

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