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 caught up with Ann’s brother Bill & Ruth at Wingatui where we stayed for a few nights before the party
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
We overnighted at Camp Epic which is a clamping camp set up in the DoC camping ground at Piropiro.
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That’s an amazing bike trail Graeme. Happy Birthday Ann xx
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As ever, lovely to read! Blessed 2020!🥂
A stunning way to celebrate your 65th Ann. Great company and incredibly beautiful scenery. The Timber Trail is spectacular and challenging, (especially that i did it in the middie of winter and on a push bike) . I loved it , but E bike definitely seens the way to go. Love reading your monthly blogs Graeme. What a good life, great photography and celebration …your dads 99th, thats amazing. Have also never really seen Dunedin ftom this angle …lots more to explore. Wishing you both a great start to 2020 and here’s to many more adventures.
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