Friday, November 03, 2023

A little Hawke's Bay Cycling

Distance cycled: 45 km, I didn't keep track of the driving
Time: 1 hour 58 minutes
I have big plans to ride from Napier to Havelock to Clifton and back to Napier, picking up some cycling friends along the way. My schedule doesn't quite fit anyone else's so I end up driving to what I think is Clifton, biking towards Havelock the hard way, running out of time/turning around early, getting my first flat tire of the trip, getting lost due to google maps thinking it's okay to bicycle through wineries/vineyards...where was I going with this? Anyway, the ride is at least as stunning as I remember.
The Clifton Cafe has changed names/hands, but is still in the same place. 
I rush back to Napier for my next engagement. I am booking things too close together.
I have a little trouble finding the stairs to our old house. There are about as many as I remember, but they have definitely gotten steeper. The house has not been improved, but the gardens across the street are immaculate.

My old coworkers throw a party for me. I thought I had taken more photos but I have very few on my phone. Most of them are wearing aloha shirts. I didn't pack one.

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