There are 1600 plus vehicles in the WRCH2010 Park & Ride Blue P1 Lamb Street car park at the Cambridge Polo grounds, on the Cambridge greenbelt, here in Leamington New Zealand at 2:45pm this afternoon the 5th of November 2010. We are looking directly towards Lake Karapiro from here – at a distance of approximately 6km as the crow flies. Beyond the cars – the buses lined up on Roto-o-rangi Road to carry folk to and return them from the venue.
A delightful contrast in building styles. The portacom? arrived in the past few of days and will no doubt service Park & Ride Blue (northern and western traffic) for the 2010 Rowing World Championships – which I take to be the paddock to our right. Silage has been harvested and the big green bales removed this morning – a very productive form of grooming. Beyond – the ubiquitous Rosswood Contour Barn – we have always referred to them simply as Rosswood hay barns – manufactured right here in the heart of Leamington. Beyond the former Leamington Dairy Factory (c.1910 – I might have this date slightly wrong). We are on the Cambridge greenbelt on the corner of Lamb Street, Rotoorangi Road and Carlyle Street in Leamington, New Zealand.
ALL northern traffic from Auckland, Hamilton and the western areas is expected to use this facility. Traffic coming from the north on State Highway 1 will be diverted down State Highway 1B at Taupiri and will then proceed towards Tamahere to Mystery Creek Road. Here, Auckland vehicles will meet Hamilton traffic which will be advised to use State Highway 3. The routes will converge and proceed down Kaipaki Road to the parking area.
The Cambridge – Karapiro cycleway walkway our portion of the Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride passes, in the west, from the Cambridge greenbelt on the edge of Leamington, through Pukekura along Maungatautari Road, to Lake Karapiro Hydro Dam to the east. Pukekura is one of eighteen mostly rural districts forming the hinterland surrounding Cambridge.
If you want to have a look it’s best to stop and wander into the small park. A good place for a quick break and a cup of tea. Built in 1903 the water tower is found beside Resthaven Resthome in Paine Park – part of the Cambridge greenbelt on the corner of Vogel Street and Hamilton Road SH1 on the western edge of Cambridge.