Thursday, February 21, 2013

Heading South

Today was our first wee hop of 470 odd km down to Christchurch.

Leaving Palmy it was a little chilly and we had to feel our way through some sticky fog for a while until the sun finally burned it off.  We arrived in Wellington in plenty of time and parked up with a number of other riders heading South - at least one other TT entrant amongst them.

After helping a young guy tie down his bike (no, he hadn't bought his own tie downs), we grabbed an early lunch and found a place out on deck to park ourselves for the voyage.

Off the boat, we made our way through slow traffic to hot old Blenheim and then carried on down the coast to Kaikoura for fuel.  We then had a great run over the Hunderlies and into Cheviot where we stopped for a drink before the last run into Christchurch.

A nice little warm up for the TT and it looks like we are going to have great weather all weekend for the ride!


  1. Nice, hope that weather stays good for you. Have a great time Andrew, cant wait to read about the TT.

  2. Woohoo!

    Happy riding and my fingers crossed for sunshine and blue sky for the whole trip.

  3. So glad the weather is looking good for the TT - have fun.

  4. Have fun Andrew
    We have been down South Island for a week worked our way down west coast currently at Invercargill . Weather has been great and the high pressure looks like its going to stick around.
    Enjoy and be safe