A cycle tourist the Otago Daily Times spoke to on his
way south past Lake Hawea yesterday thought he might have had
better luck back home in the German winter.
Dressed in a plastic rubbish bag ''shirt'' and with plastic
bags over his shoes, Stuttgart cycle veteran Uwe Lott said he
was soaking wet and heading for the nearest motel.
He had suffered through an awful week down the West Coast.
''It's terrible. Terrible.''
He said his two-month South Island trip started out well in
''The east coast ... fantastic. But since the new year began,
Mr Lott travels 12,000km a year by bicycle, mostly around
Europe, and he is 1800km into his South Island venture.