Ashbury Park Motel
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- Microwave in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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... struggling as tourism is changing the look and the feel of the place. The street names are still displayed in French and some of the architecture shows some signs of a french influence but it is rapidly disappearing. A great pity that they cannot manage to retain the old and develop the new stuff a little further on. A sign of the times.
Slept fairly well, though do tend to wake up in the middle of of the night. Up at eight and it was grey, cloudy and 9c. We left for a day out visiting Mount Cook, which was really kind as Keith was to drive from 9.30 until 6 in the evening. Heading west we went across the coastal plain, up valleys and through small towns and passes until we reached clear skys, sun and the tiny community at the south end, rather ...
After some debate and several changes of mind we opted to head south towards Timaru. The NZ roads are surprisingly good, straight and quick, in this part of the country. Good progress was made and our new Mercedes van (sorry campervan) with a mere 200,000 km on the clock, coped admirably. Well you come all this way and playing in the park is Rud ...
... the entire town by just walking around the small neighborhoods. In fact, Dunedin has the "steepest street in the world" according to the Guinness Book of World Records. I wouldn't dare drive up it, but let me tell you, the short walk up was horrendous. I decided to be a bit touristy and seek out the Cadbury Chocolate Factory. You can literally follow your nose to this place. I could smell the sweetness from a kilometer away! ...
... It was 100% a rainy day dream, and to be fair, it actually turned out to be a lot of fun. We were particularly fond of the crooked room where balls rolled upwards and we realised we walked with ridiculous leans. The puzzles in the café were enjoyable too, although Andy couldn’t solve any, whilst Hannah raced through them like she was the riddler. It was only hours later when we returned to the car park that we realised the rain ...