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Revisiting the Hauraki Rail Trail – New Zealand

I am not usually one to re-trace my steps and go where I have been before, but last week a second visit to the Karangahake gorge turned into a pleasant surprise! I had first visited the area a year ago with … Continue reading

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The Finale of the Otago Rail Trail – Day 4

It is the last day of the cycle ride and I find it difficult to roll out from under the warmth of the duvet.  There is a chill in the early morning air as we are collected and driven back to … Continue reading

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Continuing along the Otago Rail Trail – Day 3

It felt good to be back on the bicycles as we pedal away from Ranfurly. The morning gives us big rolling grey clouds and the air is chilly on our skin. We adorn our warm clothing before disappearing from civilization … Continue reading

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Finding Gold on Four Wheels – Otago Rail Trail

The three bicycles are sadly locked up as we drive away from the art deco town of Ranfurly in our hire car.  Due to time and for one night only we sadly swap two wheels for four to explore parts of … Continue reading

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Pedalling the Otago Rail Trail – Day 2

A fresh blue sky awaits us as we mount our bicycles to leave the town of Lauder while it has a lazy lie in. Our legs quickly spring into action as they continually spin the pedals taking us further into … Continue reading

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The Otago Rail Trail – Day 1 – New Zealand

Trains use to chug their way along this route now our bicycles do the chugging.  Leaving the town of Clyde our wheels squish and squelch over rotten apples that lie scattered on the gravel path. The rows of orchards and … Continue reading

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Cycling around Lake Annecy – France

The white flakes float down from the sky and settle outside layering the ground like ice cream twisting its way into a cone.  Winter has come to the French alps and I find myself reminiscing of when the sky was blue … Continue reading

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