Gorgeous day today hiking the approximately 5 km Butze Rapids trail with Leslie and Florian. Pretty sure Leslie is a lunatic, choosing to go on a hike the day after a 12 km run the day before. Probably why we get along!
The weather tried to deter us by pouring rain as we approached the trail, but we persevered and the rain let up. It was a very beautiful walk through coastal rainforest. We had fun messing with our camera settings to get good photos. I think I took my photo of the year at the Butze Rapids viewpoint! It is a reversing rapids that changes directions with the tide. The hike was great for giving the muscles a stretch and one could hardly complain about the up and down with the two little dogs marching along with us.
After finishing our hike, we drove over to Kloiya Bay as well. It is a short rocky road down to the water that could be done with an adventure bike, but certainly not mine. There is a small kayaking business there, so you could rent a kayak and paddle around the bay and over to Butze Rapids. Seeing the tent pitched at the bay with the rain dripping off it made me grateful to have friends with a warm bed for me!
The day ended with some pampering for Night Fury. Gave her a bath, lubed the chain, topped up the tires and she is ready for departure on Tuesday!
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