Cape Palliser only had a couple of KMs of gravel[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
We then set off, via the Rimutukas to Otaki Beach for the night
1200Kms (0640 - 2330)
Up early and made our way north to Taranaki and Cape Egmont. Not much to say quite a boring ride on this side.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Made our way north again and saw a heap of American cars heading south, including a good mate in his '74 Stingray.
They were going to the Americaba show, in New Plymouth.
Anyway managed to hit Auckland at rush hour (actually rush 4 hour, if you're in a car)
We basically split lanes for the next 50-80kms until we got to the other side of Auckland.
Managed to knock my mirror off on a cars wing mirror.
We got to the Far North early, about 2230 only 900Kms
Again up early and shot up to Cape Reinga in the Rain, which persisted down for about 300kms[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Made our way back to Kawerau, from the Far North without incident, and decided to take a slight detour over the Kopu-Hikuai and Whangamata.
We made it home in daylight
Over all 3090Kms 2 1/2 days 35 hours riding time