Finding time to sit down and write a full blog on each leg of my journeys is very time-consuming. Saying that, it’s not necessarily the time, it’s more the case of having to pay for a campsite or backpackers accommodation! So for the time been it’s going to be links to my Flickr account photos. More to follow after these two below.
I’ll play catch up and add dialogue when I’m off the road for an extended time.
The one thing I’ll add though is my main heading from what I’ve learnt about cycle touring with electronic gear is; ‘Low Battery’!
The other things that stand out from New Zealand is if you don’t like hills, don’t come. You can spend a day just climbing. Sandflies can be beaten, just cover up big time, it’s the only thing that really works. Sandflies are only really dominant near water. If you can get onto higher drier ground and in a breeze, you should be fine.
After a close inspection of my tyres in Hobart I noticed they did seem quite cut up. The Molesworth Station back roads in New Zealand were fairly rough. Harsh crushed gravel with sharp edges.
I arrived in Hobart for the start of a long weekend. Not knowing! So nothing open till the following Tuesday. Anyway it’s now Thursday and the bike is now sporting Schwalbe Marathon Plus’s. Pretty much all day trawling Hobart for them. I’ve a feeling they were the last ones on town!
Presently staying at Seven Mile Beach camp ground below.
It’s a pleasant area right next to the beach, so why rush!