Day 7: Auckland to Miranda Springs

I am so grateful again that Roger and Kathryn let us stay with them. All of the hostels were booked up and two guys had to sleep in a park! Roger fixed Jess's bike gears and cleaned our bikes for us. Kathryn made us a delicious dinner. We unloaded unnecessary gear and packs are so much lighter! Now food can go inside the bags instead of piles and shoved on top. 

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Getting through Auckland was tedious and mentally draining because of all of the turns. We had to backtrack a few times but finally made it out of the busy streets and headed to Miranda Springs. 

I didn't take many pictures today either though we had some time along the coast that was really beautiful. Unfortunately I had to go numbers one and two and signs indicated bathrooms were 4km away. Longest km EVER! I don't think I pedaled so fast as that stretch.

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Also just an FYI, the sun seems to drain me by afternoon. It was so rough to keep going. Eventually I was like, "gotta stop!" And just plopped down on the roadside. This pose is what Jess has come to describe as "starfished" since apparently I just flop my appendages out willy nilly.

But today we did at least 90km! Our highest daily distance yet!

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