Makara Beach MTB Sunday Ride

The weather had been dodgy all week and Saturday was terrible, wind, rain, the works.  And so Sundays proposed ride along an exposed westerly coastline near Wellington was going to be an adventure. But as is often the way if you just stick with the plan you can be rewarded with the unexpected, in this case the weather turned on a cool and breezy but bright day.2016-5-19 02 Makara Beach

Makara Beach 2

The pictures tell the story, sunshine,  rocky coastlines and wind farms…

Lots of wind turbines to catch the regular wind that blows through Cook Strait.

Information here about the wind farm.       Meridian Energy, Project West Wind.

And after a lunch stop at Opua Bay we searched out some good technical riding along the cliff tops before a descent back to Makara beach and a cup of coffee in the local cafe.

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