New Plymouth to Opunake

20 November, 2010




Rest day is over.   Time to get back to work.  Today's ride went up Carrington Road to Pukeiti,
then down to the coast at Cape Egmont and on to Opunake.






The weather was somewhat less than ideal leaving New Plymouth.
The bike path sure looked better a couple of days ago.

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Photo: Caroll









A damp arrival at Pukeiti.

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Photo: Lyn or Neale








A caffiene fix always helps.

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Photo: Lyn or Neale








There was time for a wettish walk through the gardens.

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Photo: Caroll










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Then it was on to Cape Egmont.

ACTA had finally made it!!

Cape Reinga         31 October, 2006
East Cape            3 November, 2009
Cape Palliser        18 February, 2010
Cape Egmont     20 November, 2010

We have toured to the four corners of the North Island.

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Photo: Maurice







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Photo: Selwyn








Big waves coming in from the Tasman.

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Photo: Maurice







Tasman did not have GPS!!

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Photo: Lyn or Neale








Lesley does not seem very perturbed by the dismal weather.

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Photo: Lyn or Neale









Here comes another breaker.

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Photo: Lyn or Neale








Looks like the rain stopped for lunch.

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Photo: Lyn or Neale








Cape Egmont Light.

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Photo: Margaret









The processing plant at Oaonui.

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Photo: Selwyn








Maurice captured a few insights in to NZ's oil and gas industry..

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Photo: Maurice










Hmmmm.  Did Maurice score a quick chopper ride???

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Photo: Maurice









How to leave an oil platform if you are in a hurry..

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Photo: Maurice








This is what you use.

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Photo: Maurice









And this is how it works.









Looks like most cyclists could get in there OK.

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Photo: Caroll








Up hill and down dale.

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Photo: Caroll









Peter Snell

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Photos: Maurice









Opunake's Main Street

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Photo: Margaret








Caroll captured some of Opunake's murals.

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Photo: Caroll









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Photo: Caroll









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