Ive just finished my Otago Rail Trail and arrived in Middlemarch and am watching Mikes and Geoff’s names only a few ks from Bluff.
Behind Mike Kellys name is Geoff’s name!!!
They ate nearly there!!
Top effort Jeremy, you did an amazing ride into Mossburn yesterday. Mike and I had far better weather but still found it a hard days riding. Look forward to catching up when we get back.
Jeremy gets to Bluff
Thanks guys, yep I finished my unofficial TA today, shed quite a few tears at the end – I think most of you know that means I gave it my all. Still hasn’t sunk in yet, but looking forward to getting home tomorrow afternoon….lots of stories to tell. Many thanks to Diane for meeting me at bluff and transporting me back to invercargill…..made things much simpler. All the best to Geoff, Mike, Jim still finishing the full TA, well done guys. Keep well cheers j
A big crowd at the new doc camp at Walter Peak. And drinks for the night.
Over the crown range this morning. Then met up with Denis and Lynne in Arrowtown. Denis’s message was
Just had coffee with Mike and Geoff in Arrowtown b4 they headed to Queenstown. They’re happy and fresh as a daisy. Mike even said he didn’t want to stop riding … Diane he may even ride back home. A big congrats to Paul Miles Graeme and Kerry for completing without too many mishaps.
Just talked to Geoff. He and Mike are in Queenstown about to get the boat. And planing to camp tonight. Only rain they had today was Wanaka to Cardrona then clear after that. Booked into a place in Mossborn tomorrow night. Then down to Bluff the next day!!
Just talked to Geoff. He and Mike are in Haast. All I heard with the bad reception was “I’m so sick of the rain”
Riding the Haast past next. 80 kms of up hill. Oh my goodness!!
Next day- He said the Haast pass wasn’t too bad. Really hot coming down into Wanaka.
At top ten camp ground Fox Glacier, three hills 350m, 414m & 440m on last 20km.
Greymouth to Hokitiki was the plan but he decided to push on another 30 ks and is now in a wee place called Ross. Riding in the rain all day. You just put your head down and ride. He is a bit sick of all the rain.
This is also called the Wilderness trail and it is really beautiful. Stunning trail, one he thought I would really enjoy, easier than the Timber trial and stunning scenery. (Even in the rain)
Here are some shots
West Coast Wilderness Trail just before Cowboy Paradise
Lunch at Cowboy Paradise
Lots of rain at Hokatika
Beautiful riding on West Coast Wilderness Trail, pushed on to Ross with Mike and rewarded with awesome buffet at the pub – whitbait fritters