What a day. Today Robyn gave me a leave pass to go riding. Not just any old ride either. It started by catching a boat to Ship Cove, the beginning of Queen Charlotte Track at the top of the South Island in NZ. The boat trip took about an hour and left me all alone with 71km of walking/single track ahead of me, plus another 25km on the road back to Picton (our camp for the night). This track usually takes walkers four days and it is recommended to ride it in two days. I tackled it with an extra 25km on the end for good measure. What was I thinking. The terrain was extremely hilly and rugged and was quite muddy in sections. In summer you are not allowed to ride the entire track due to the amount of walkers taking on the challenge, so my timing was great. I will let the photos do the talking.
This is the boat that took me out to the start. It is the official mail boat, dropping off mail to the residents living way out here. There is no road access at all, boat only.A very unstable suspension bridge.
One of the many places to stay the night .. and an honesty shop. I looked but no Coke.
Drift wood...come bike work stand...come kitchen bench for campers.
Not a bad view hey...
There was so much to see on this track. Time flew by. This is one I will remember for a long time to come.