December is the time to relax and get out into the sunshine and catch up with family and friends.
Ann’s dad celebrated his 99th Birthday in Dunedin. It was great to be able to spend a few days there with family to celebrate this amazing event.
We spent a week in Taupo after Ann finished work this allowed us to cycle and catch up on the gardens.
Ann’s 65th Birthday on the 23rd December, we decided to celebrate by cycling the Timber Trail.
This is an 82 km trail which we did over two days. We stayed the night before in the Timber Trail Centre in Ongarue. This is the old schoolhouse that has been converted into backpackers accommodation. It was very comfortable and the hosts Marty and Sylvia provided a very nice two-course meal and a packed lunch for the next day.
We were shuttled to the start of the trail at 8.30 the next morning