Blog about my big cycling adventure in New Zealand, or as the Mãori call it 'Aotearoa'.
Saturday, 27 February 2010
End of a mind-blowing cycling trip
With reaching Christchurch by bike it ia more or less the end of my
journey through New Zealand. Of course I am not flying home directly,
so still have a couple of days to explore more of the area around
Christchurch, and later on Auckland. However, no more cycling days
with a load of luggage.
It has been a grand journey, both in size - exploring the country by
bicycle - as well as in mind - actually doing something that has been
a dream for so long. Ah well, the dream of cycling around the North
Sea still exists ;-). But nevertheless, it has been exhilirating,
epic, heavy, stunning, and quite a few other superlatives that I can't
think of right now. Oh yeah, gorgeous and beautiful!
Right now I'm waiting for my dinner at the Bailies Irish bar &
restaurant at Cathedral Square in Christchurch, to celebrate the end
of this trip. By the time I have posted this on my blog the dinner and
a few pints of Guinness will be a sweet memory.
For the following days I planned some touristy things, such as a
scenic bus tour to Akaroa (monday) and spending a day in Christchurch
(sunday). Aside of that I will still have to figure out a way of
getting a box for my bike and prepare everything for flying to
Auckland, and a few days later home. That is something that I will be
working out in the following days. Now I'm both glad and relieved that
I made it, but also a bit sad to end it all. Let's see if Guinness can
fix that ;-) [no, I'm not becoming an alcoholic].
See you all sometime in the next month, when I get home again to
family & friends.
Welcome to my personal blog, that initially started out as a blog about my cycling trip in New Zealand. This trip is now quite some time behind me, though I keep using this blog for other items.
Eddo Kloosterman is an enthusiast adventure sports photographer, kayaker, recumbent cyclist, with a love for travel and exploration. This includes exploring New Zealand by recumbent bike, white water paddling in France & Slovenia, and various other camping trips. Always looking for new adventures to explore more of the world.