Urenui to New Plymouth

17 November, 2010




Another fairly easy day today.   Along to Waitara for a coffee - the withdrawal symptoms were
starting to show - then inland to Inglewood for lunch and back to the coast at New Plymouth.





Almost ready to leave the Urunui Bay Motel.  We had booked out the whole place
for two nights.

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Photo: Lyn or Neale









Coffee fix in Waitara.

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Photo: Margaret









Mt Taranaki was being a little more elusive today.

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Photo: Maurice









Caroll went for the larger view.  This was shortly before arriving in Inglewood.

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Photo: Caroll








Lunch at Jubilee Park in Inglewood.

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Photo: Margaret












Climbed up a little hillock to get a better view, if any, of Taranaki - but it was coverd in cloud.

Turned around, and there was Ruapehu basking in sunshine 120 km away.




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Photo: Selwyn   (I think everyone took an identical shot.)










Just before Egmont Village we saw lots of bikes leaning on a fence.  The general consensus was,
"That's a BIG touring group."

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Photo: Lyn or Neale








Turns out they were fence decoration for "The Missing Leg Lodge Backpackers."

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Photo: Margaret










JB found one with pumped up tyres and went for a ride.

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Photo: Lyn or Neale



Our accommodation experts also went inside to suss it out for future reference.









After only a 65 km ride to New Plymouth a group decided to cycle the foreshore path along to
the port at Ngamotu to have another coffee.   It was a beautiful afternoon.

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Photo: Colin









A zoomed shot of Paritutu, the power station and the industrial area at the Port.

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Photo: Maurice







Ahhhh!    More coffee.

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Photo: Selwyn













The local council has done a great job extending the coastal path north of
the Waiwakaiho River, all the way to Bell Block.

This included the building of the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, opened last June.

It is a photographers' magnet.   As with the shots of Taranaki, there is no apology for
posting many views of this beautifully designed, and placed, bridge.

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Photo: Maurice











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Photo: Mack










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Photo: Maurice











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Photo: Caroll












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Photo: Mack








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