Day 8, Tuesday 29 August 2017

State Highway 25 between Thames and Coromandel town has several slips at the moment and a fallen tree after last night’s rain. The road is open, but limited to one lane in places. As a result, there’s less traffic on it than usual.

I led a ride to Waiomu Beach Cafe, 14 km north of Thames. It was cloudy with occasional light showers as I started, but turned out to be a stunning day. Only one slip on this section of road; the others are further north. The cafe was glad to get our custom. Across the road from the cafe, the Waiomu Beach Reserve has lovely trees and a view across the Firth of Thames.

Distance travelled: 279 km. Total distance so far: 1321 km

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