Our hotel at the end of day-1 was not ideal for post-ride recovery. Not only did our room not have wifi or a TV, but the bathrooms and showers were shared! You can see a few photos below of the hotel and Whangamomona followed by the westward ride to Stratford.
We ended the day by driving from Stratford to New Plymouth. We stayed in a great hotel (The Waterfront) and met Camila's Colombian friends (who happened to be in town) for dinner.
You can read about my FWH day-1 ride by clicking here.