Elaine and I took a ride north through Tong and Back to hit one of the beaches, you can see our route here:
It was windy the whole way, and then started raining pretty heavily when we were well on our way. We took shelter in a bus stop enclosure and waited out the rain while eating our picnic lunch. We were debating heading home to a hot bath and a Whiskey Mac when the rain stopped. Once we were able to look around, we saw that we were within sight of our goal.
We rode on and explored the beach a bit. We had intended to stop and maybe read a book and relax, but the cold and wind and wet sand really didn't lend themselves to that, so we walked around for a bit, then headed back.
In between showers, there were some lovely sweeping vistas. Pictures to come in a bit.