- Location: Hamilton
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
Day 3 was a biggy.
First off I stopped in at Te Hapua, a very small village a bit further on from Spirits Bay where horses and cows roamed freely and cars had no rego plates.
Catching up with the locals
At Awanui I turned East and headed for the Bay Of Islands and a short distance up the road at Taipa I come across a couple travelling on a very nice 1200GS.
At Paihia I took the Ferry over to Russell
and stopped for some very nice lunch with great views
From Russell the riding got serious. Things were still looking good at Russell however I had been keeping an eye on the weather forecast and knew it wasn’t going to stay that way.
An hour down the road the forecast was proved to be correct and I was riding in the rain with no sign of breaking so I just kept going, and going.
Eventually I arrived back in Hamilton in the mid evening, a day early but still happy. Day 3 had taken me effectively from Cape Reinga to Hamilton via the Bay Of Islands ~ 590KM for day 3 and 1100 for the 3 days.