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Jan 25, 2006 - Rain with a slight breeze - 100km/h

Well, we knew it would happen- the rain. We kept hoping that it wouldn't come too soon, and we lasted 2 days after sailing and then it came. A storm hit the North Island, unbeknownst to us. Well, we found out on the highway! On day two of the rain we travelled 150km, stopping for lots of coffee in hopes that we could wait the rain/wind out. We met a couple riding here from Washington that did a bike swap. Bob called those small patches of blue skies 'sucker holes' and after our last coffee, we got caught in one of those and lasted 50 km. We...

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