Swimming 36:00  1.0 km (36:00 / km)
Swim at Coburg on the way to the airport (coming in just behind the crowd who were waiting for the doors to open on the stroke of 6). Felt very stiff and unawake in the early laps (I wonder why?), but getting better in the second half.
The flight to Wellington went smoothly. The drive out of Wellington wasn't quite so smooth on a Friday afternoon (although at least it should be the last time I experience this particular jam - the new motorway, which I'm pretty sure was being talked about when my parents were living here in 1993-94, is due for completion this year - and those who came from Auckland said that was worse). Nice once clear of the crowds though, with some stellar views of Taranaki in the evening (to say nothing of the ice cream stop - it isn't a proper NZ ice cream unless acquired at a small-town dairy), and Thomas Garbellini, who I'd picked up at Levin, was good road trip company.