WRCH2010 Day 8 – Sunday 7 November 2010 04:44pm

WRCH2010 Day 8 – Sunday 7 November 2010 16:44
On the Loop. Redoubt and Nickle Roads, Pukekura, Cambridge, New Zealand.

WRCH2010 Day 8 – Sunday 7 November 2010 08:07am

On the bus to Karapiro for the last time
On the bus to Karapiro for the last time. Lamb Street, Pukekura, Waikato, New Zealand.

WRCH2010 Buses Maungatautari Road & Redoubt Road

Buses Maungatautari Road & Redoubt Road
WRCH2010 Buses Maungatautari Road & Redoubt Road, Pukekura, Waipa District, New Zealand.

Cambridge – Karapiro cycleway walkway – three short videos

#3 [12:28 16/10/2010] Returning west 2 [25 seconds]

#2 [12:25 16/10/2010] Returning west 1 [54 seconds]

#1 [11:48 16/10/2010] Heading east along Maungatautari Road, Pukekura with Leamington behind and Lake Karapiro ahead of us [40 seconds]. – modified 0904 18/10/2010

Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway

Map: updated 19/3/2011

Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway
This photograph: this evening 17:44 28/8/2010

Our portion of the national cycleway-walkway (the westerly end beginning at the intersection of Carlyle Street where Browning Street becomes Maungatautari Road – here in Leamington; which I assume will ultimately become part of Te Araroa – although I’m a tad uncertain as to how – and when – this jigsaw fits together) is under construction as we speak. Obviously a useful edition to the local infrastructure for the World Rowing Championships in sixty days time. Some 6km in length, give or take, and running alongside Maungatautari Road (and the Waikato River – a paddock or so to the north) through that area known as Pukekura to Judd Lane at Lake Karapiro. The part at the Karapiro Hydro dam end being the interesting bit – a boardwalk arrangement below the place called Crows Nest (Redoubt) or Te Tiki o te Ihingarangi just as you drop down to the dam.

Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway
This photograph: 14:25 26/8/2010

P.S. Have just discovered another name: It will eventually form part of “Te Awa – the Great New Zealand River Ride”, stretching from Ngaruawahia to Horahora. Not sure who is being quoted there? Do I need to add here that the Waikato River – which in it’s 425 kilometre entirety takes a roughly northwestern course – meanders from Horohoro through Cambridge to Mystery Creek in a more distinctly east west trajectory.