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Auckland Cycle Touring Association

South Island Tour, 2008

Manapouri to Tuatapere

23 & 24 February, 2008



After the very short 20km ride from Te Anau it was time for
coffee at Manapouri.

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Photo Maurice K









It was also decision time : stay at Manapouri or move on a wee way??

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Photo Neale S






The group split, with most opting to move on to somewhere up the Monowai Road.






Lunchtime for the movers-on.

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Photo Neale S









The stayers were treated to moody views across Lake Manapouri in the evening, on their way to
the pub for a delicious meal.

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Next day there was a howling nor' wester, blowing about 40km/h.
Fortunately, we were heading south east.  All agreed it was the easiest
ride they had had for a long time  -  50km downhill with that lovely tail wind!!

There was a little shelter at the Clifden Bridge at lunchtime.

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Photo Margaret McK










The sign says it all.

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Photo Maurice K










Photos, unless otherwise credited, John McK

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