Riding through the bunkers

I found some photos when going through Picasa today. There are some photos from a bike ride we did earlier in the year, I think it was April. Reminded me of how cold it is and how much I miss getting out on my bike and stuff. I can’t wait for winter to be over. But we can’t expect much warm weather until about November/December, so it’s gonna be a while yet.

I am sure I have gained about 10kg. I tend to over winter when there is no chances to go outside :(

Anyhoo, a bit about the bike ride. It’s a fascinating ride. There are about 66 bunkers which used to be used to store ammunitions during World War 2. The bunkers are here because they are far enough away from people, but close enough for the trucks to come and get the ammunition for shipping out from our harbour.

It is rather strange to se remnants of the war here in New Zealand, because we are so far away from the rest of the world that you forget we took part.

There were lots of sheep and stuff, and we had a picnic on the hill overlooking Porirua. It was a really great ride. Found some skulls n stuff. Got a nice sweat up. The only bummer is when you take scenic shots you can see how damaged the lens is on the inside of my camera. I think it’s time to buy a new one o_O

This is Belmont Regional park. Here’s a map of the track at MapMyRide:

View Interactive Map on MapMyRide.com

4 thoughts on “Riding through the bunkers

  1. Cool…Reminds me a little of the nuke bunkers at Monzano mountain. Fun days those were. :D
    Sump’in ain’t right in the coding as I can’t load the MapMyRide thingy.

  2. My goodness! This was a surprise. I had to do a double take to make sure I was at the right blog. Oh, and the MapMyRide deal-ee-o is functioning now. I must have written while the the change was taking place.
    It’s cool. :D I like it, not that my opinions amount to a hill of beans. The text in the box you type in is a bit large though. Maybe you can change the font too. The message box is an OK size and font.

  3. Ahhhhhh look at that dang smudge on those photos, it’s just awful.

    I really do need a new camera. It’s been dropped so many times that I’m surprised it still works.

    I do have to say though, that it is just amazing how hardy the Canon Powershot is. That camera was top of the line when I got it and still is one of the best. What a great camera -_-

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