Day 2, Wednesday 23 August 2017
I was the lead rider on a North Harbour Ulysses ride today. I took the ride up State Highway 16 to Port Albert, a small town west of Wellsford. Port Albert was settled by a group of non-conformist Baptists in 1862. They had grand plans for a city here on the southern shore of the Kaipara Harbour, but it was too isolated to develop. See Wikipedia
The wharf at Port Albert
We had lunch at the Port Albert Store which doubles as a cafe and does very good fish and chips. Some of us went on to Atiu Creek Regional Park, 14 km further west, which has lovely views over the Kaipara Harbour.
Distance travelled: 231 km. Total distance so far: 412 km.