Riding the East Cape with our new friends, passing Lake Taupo and hitting to Napier through the mountains to see our old friend Steve

First: Sascha is doing much better! He can close his eye again and sometimes he can manage to whistle already ;-) We LOVE it!!!

Last Saturday we left with Josie, Chris and Marty and had a great ride to the north cup (via Roturua) We had great breaks in lovely places and in the of the day we met up with some other  friends of them in Opotiki at the east coast to spend the night together in a pub. Next morning we left direction East Cape – we had an amazing sunny warm day, riding the gravel roads and walking up the light house. We continued direction Gisborne when we got stucked late afternoon in Tologa Bay because all the gas stations run out of gas… we took it as it was, spend a nice evening in the back packers and playing pool with the locals.

On Monday we had to say good bye each to other in Whakatane – we loved to go together with these guys, we spend an unforgettable time together and we are quite sure we will meet again… THANK YOU ALL!!!

Now it was time for us to go ahead our own way. Our new goal was Lake Taupo. We spend there only one night because we were keen to ride the road to Turangi direction Napier through the mountains and to meet up with our old friend Steve. We enjoyed the ride up to an altitude of 985m – brrrrrr. It really went cold but it was GOOOOOOOOD ;-)  And happy in the evening to stay in Steve`s warm flat in Napier…

7 thoughts on “Riding the East Cape with our new friends, passing Lake Taupo and hitting to Napier through the mountains to see our old friend Steve”

  1. Hi Sascha and Kirsten ,
    lovely Pictures –it was great meeting you both –hope we will see you again ! Safe Riding
    love Josie

    1. Dear Josie!
      We enjoyed so much meeting you and all the others! We are just having a great time with Lynnie in Wellington… Again such a lovely hospitality!!! I have to send kisses from her :-) Hope to see you again on the way back.
      Take care and greetings to all the others!
      Love Kerstin and Sascha

  2. So much green and blue!!!!! So much peace!!! Wow! Really zen! I understand why Steeve lives there… Give him a hug for me! Happy to hear that Sascha is better… Kisses to you my friends! :*

    1. We did! Had a great time there with Steve. Played some dice and had a great time… More to follow…. kisses Isabella, say hello to Sarah

  3. Hi, we meet you in whangarei, admiring your bike in the supermarket car park. Barry would love to catch up with you both in Ashburton where he lives. Do give him a call 0277485975.
    He will be of assistance if you need. cheers and good luck.

    1. hi there… when we are close we get in contact with you …. we are now on the way to the south cape, fjordlands…. the weather got us a bit…. bit to wet here but we made it to Mt Cook… mostly swimming but thts OK …


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