A bike ride to the lake

People are often surprised to learn there’s a lake by our house. It’s huge and you can see it on most New Zealand maps but it’s also quite unappealing – like a big, brown puddle.

Lake Wairarapa is definitely not a place to swim or do much else in but it made a nice destination for Ellen and I on our Saturday bike ride. collageWe enjoy biking and talking amongst the really great Wairarapa scenery.


The lake is 17km return from my house on generally quiet, sealed country roads. It’s probably just a little further than we’re used to biking so we enjoy doing the ride to build up our stamina.

lake IMG_6693 IMG_6673Less impressive in a photo, this is someone’s drive lined both sides with flowering fennel plants.


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