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Cycling Mangare Lagoon and the Coastal Walkway
Mathilda is so happy to cycle along for such great distances that we thought we would do the second part of a path we had done earlier in the summer. Isabel is not so happy these days to sit in the trailer so it was slow going for parts as she tootled away on her balance bike.
Pushing by foot is definitely not as fast as pushing the pedals! She is doing so well we are tempted to try her on a real bike even if she is only 2½ years old. On a side note, balance bikes are just fab. Someone lent me one and after a month of riding it, at the age of 3½, Mathilda was riding a normal bike with no training wheels and hasn't looked back!
This path is not a sealed pathway so the bumps and rocks took a bit of getting used to but the views were just fabulous. You would never have guessed we were so close to Auckland City and that the airport was right nearby too and to start and finish at a council run (so free) children’s farm was perfect too.
As always the Spotty Otter coat kept the wind off when needed and matches the bike too which seems to go down well with Mathilda.