Last ride in Hawke’s Bay - NZ North Island Hubs and Scenic Spokes - CycleBlaze

February 28, 2019

Last ride in Hawke’s Bay

My cow friend guarding one of the many cattle gates along the trail.
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The winery trail marker.
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One of many vineyards
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The grapes are close to being ready to harvest.
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The famous Gimblett Gravel wine region known mostly for reds such as Syrah.
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Another vineyard
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Our cheese platter at Mission Estate.
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At the gate. This is the winery where Beth celebrated her 60th birthday. It is also the oldest winery in NZ.
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Timothy KavanaghAny association to Mission Hill’s in BC?
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Margaret KavanaghNo I don’t think so
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A Maori gate at the Waitangi reserve.
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Today was my last ride in the Hawke’s Bay region.  I rode out past the Gimblett Gravel wine region one more time to Havelock North where I caught up with friends from home as well as my brother and sister-in-law.  They had all played golf after which we got together for some good food and wine of course.  After prepping for our departures tomorrow and Saturday we walked to the Mission Estate winery one one last wine and cheese event.  We go our separate ways tomorrow with me moving to New Plymouth for some cycling with kiwi friends.

Today's ride: 58 km (36 miles)
Total: 1,057 km (656 miles)

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