Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Weekend Away

Being Valentines weekend and all I decided Shelley would like to go away for a couple of nights and maybe have a meal out somewhere. However there was a cost..... it needed to involve bike riding. So a plan was hatched........

On Friday Shelley packed up Connor and all the necessary gear and drove up to my folks in Napier. I then rode up, in the rain, after work.

On Saturday we left Connor with his Grand Parents and headed off. A quick stop for gas at Bay View then we were off towards Wairoa. It was a cool but dry morning so conditions were good. We stopped at the Mohaka Bridge for a few minutes to stretch the legs and for Shelley to rest her bum. After that we pushed on through Wairoa and out to Mahia stopping at the lookout above the bay.

Shelley had never been there before so we had a little tour around the highlights before stopping at the pub for lunch.

We knew the Welch's were camping up there so after lunch we called in on them for a cuppa before heading back.

We only stopped for petrol at Wairoa and were back in Napier by 16:00. We spent another night at the folks before returning home on Sunday.

700k's for the weekend, not a bad effort, and the family were satisfied also.

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