After the intensity of the retreat we were both stocked to get back on the bikes and even more so as today we got to ride pannier free!
Waking to a soggy tent is never nice, but at least we could see the sun peaking over the mountains so decided to hang out for a while and wait for it to dry out.
So all ready to set off for the next stage of the adventure only to find out my tablet (Nexus 7) has finally given up the ghost and after running out of juice is refusing to recharge.
So after a soggy evening and waking in the shade we swiftly packed up to get on the road. We were heading back over towards Cormandel township due to needing a wifi connection to talk to Jo and Mike on their wedding day!
So we left in traditional Cuppleson time at roughly around 11am. It’s so hard to leave a holiday park especially when they are as nice as this. swing ball, scrabble and sauna, nuf said!!
We packed up nice and early then enjoyed the beach. Definitely the most beautiful setting I have ever practised my yoga!!
Waking to a dry and clear morning after the nights rain we packed up, leaving the tent to dry off while we tucked into a breakfast of jam sandwiches, tinned fruit and a couple of bruised bananas.
After a shorter then expected ride yesterday today was set to be longer with the vague aim of getting all the way across to Coromandel township, some 50 odd km away.
After a choice few days digging spa wholes in the sand at Hot Water Beach, walking to Cathedral Cove and learning to both Slackline and surf with Claire, Tim and Jackson I [Andy] couldn’t resist a bespoke fully vegan cooked breakfast courtesy of the team at Hot Waves Cafe before mounting up and riding North.
After the first cold night in the tent for a while Andy took full advantage of the campsites shower, a hose pipe nailed to a stake 2 feet off the ground pumping out freezing water unsuitable for drinking!