The Maramataha Suspension bridge, recently opened, is the longest in the North Island. 141m in length and 60 metres above the ground. This is a great engineering feat, and enables the cyclists on the Timber Trail to go further, from Pureora, down the Angel’s Rest track, to Piropiro, and on to Ongarue. Photo courtesy of Hugh, he took some photos looking down, but with the slight breeze the bridge swayed a little. I understand that when on your cycle, look straight ahead, keep pedalling, do not wobble, and reach the other side thankfully.Some prefer to walk across, with their bike at their side, others, like me, preferred to stay home.!!!
The group of cyclists from Cambridge and other areas did a full day trip, across the bridge, to Ongarue and return, a distance of some 90km. Travel weary, a quick dip in the freezing water down those steep steps was refreshing, next morning a hearty breakfast and off for another shorter ride before returning home .
This little bird ventured out after the showers, and after some research, I am thinking it might be a “ Fern Bird”, it didn’t fly far, stayed in the same area for 3 days, very industrious searching for insects on the now damp grassy stalks.If anyone can identify it correctly, I will be so pleased.
Quotation of the day, from David Russell,
“ The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross
and which to burn”
Greetings from Jean