Heading to Dunedin
Looking out of the window whilst having breakfast at the farm I could only see heavy rain clouds over the mountains and fields. Today’s route to Dunedin is fairly straight before heading north again when I follow the coast on Highway 1.
My hosts at the farm had been superb, and could of stayed another few days if the itinerary permitted. The bike felt very heavy again after my lightweight ride to Milford Sound yesterday, and was extra cautious as I made my way along the rutted farm track to rejoin the road.
As I reached Riversdale I had been fortune to avoid the rain clouds, and whilst cooler than expect the riding reminded my of the spring riding in the UK. The roads were very quiet, so I could sit back and relax as the bike soaked up the miles.
Turning north from Highway 94 to Highway 1 the rain started falling heavily, and again tested my waterproofs to the limit. I pushed on and managed to reach Dunedin during the late afternoon. Navigating to my hotel proved interesting without my SatNav, so various stops were made to check-in with my phone directions.
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When I reached the hotel lobby I probably looked like a renegade from the future, and was keen to collapse on the hotel bed and dry out. The weather was so awful outside I decided on a short walk to a local bar to warm up with a pint and a large evening meal.
Tomorrow will see me heading back inland again to Twizel, and hopefully less rain! The vintage buildings of Dunedin would have to form a passing video as I headed out of town.