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.

bike-one

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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