Steam Punk!!!!

Day 9?

Sublime Organic Winery to Oamaru

50kms mostly on road as Alps2Ocean closed due to flooding!

Well you think after last nights festive and being in beautiful accommodation I would wake up with a bounce in my step…feeling inspired and ready to conquer, not the case I woke up like the weather grey and miserable. I was exhausted, my legs were heavy and I felt deflated.. And I was very much like the little engine telling myself ‘I think I can I think I can’ for the days ride ahead.

And that was my mantra for the days ride ‘I think I can …I think I can’ as we rode past dairy farm after dairy farm’ and battled with the constant rain and wind.

*love toilet block Art

On arriving into Oamaru it was getting later in the afternoon and the wind was howling I was freezing and unable to appreciate the moment, that we had completed the Alps2Ocean ride…that will be a photo tomorrow at the finish sign!

As for Oamaru it is amazing the power that a hot shower can have washing away a bleak mood, I have discovered one of the most fascinating and quirkiest places I have ever been too…it’s like I have been put into a time capsule and am either in a futuristic apocalypse world or have gone back in time but as I discover there is a name for this and it’s STEAM PUNK!!

Steam Punk as described by the trusty Wikipedia

‘… a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era’

My soul loves this place maybe my life goal could be to buy a run down cattle farm and a Victorian dress and move here!


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