The roads were incredibly busy for a Sunday morning. Haven't the folk from the Bay heard of Sunday morning sleep ins? And there were a number of logging trucks. It's Sunday guys. Go home and rest. Also passing us were heaps of motor cross bikes. Saw some time later that there was a Motor X and a trail ride going on. Glad to see so many out following their passions.
The roads were flat, the straights were long, and to be honest, just a bit boring, as you couldn't see the sea, or much of a view. Good training (mental) for those long straight boring kms across the Nullabor
I suppose..... At least here there was no wind. My best Aussie mate John swears that going west across the Nullabor, I will have a head wind the whole way.
Anyway, great to finally get a sea view, and although the road was still flat and straight, it seemed to go quicker. Stopped at one beach access and met a guy who had broken his hip, racing sit on lawn mowers..... Didn't know that there was such a sport. Didn't think it would be that dangerous. He did say that they don't have the blades going. Perhaps that's where you should go next Fletcher, after you learnt how to drive your stock car, cause you already got some clapped out sit-apons........
Got to Edgecumbe pretty quickly, only to discover I had missed the turn off to my hosts, Les and Elke from the Whakatane Lions.
Still a little back track, and some wind assisted downhill made short work of the mistake, and I got to spend a relaxed afternoon in pleasant company, along with a short tour of the area. Thanks you for the wonderful hospitality yet again.