Travel Blog: New Zealand #8 – Hyde to Middlemarch (final day of cycling)

Finishing the Otago Rail Trail in New Zealand

Final day of cycling (day 5): Hyde to Middlemarch - 15 November 2016 It poured with rain overnight but the morning dawned cold with heavily overcast skies. We set out after breakfast for the final 30km hoping the rain would hold off and it did! The open Strath Taieri plain was flat riding with green …

Travel Blog: New Zealand #7 – Wedderburn to Hyde

Cycling day 4: Wedderburn to Hyde - 14 November 2016 This was another big day starting off with an earthquake in New Zealand's South Island just after midnight. I can't say I felt the earth move but I do remember waking and thinking someone was walking around the cottage as there was a real rattle …