Day 855 – NEW ZEALAND: From Marfels Beach to just south of Kaikoura


A howling tailwind was my best friend today. All day. And just as well. There were some big rolling hills between Marfels Beach and the Kaikoura coast.

All Blacks sign near Ward, New Zealand

But once I was on the coast, it was all systems go.

On the Kaikoura Coast, New Zealand

To me, the scenery was very familiar. I had to remind myself to stop and take photos.

A man on the rocks taking photos of seals near Kaikoura, New Zealand A seal on the rocks near Kaikoura, New Zealand

Near Kaikoura, New Zealand

I stopped at Kaikoura to cook dinner (pasta and pasta sauce). As I was eating, a local guy arrived on a very peculiar bicycle. It was designed so that when you turn the handle-bars left, the bike turns right, and visa-versa. He could ride the thing like a pro. I could get no further than a few centimeters.

A reverse-turn BMX bike in Kaikoura, New Zealand

I camped on the coast about 10km south of Kaikoura for the night.

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