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... the strawberry patch (tasty ice cream and strawberries) and the figgery. Hawkes bay is great for cyclist with lots of cycle paths and most of the area is quite flat making it easy going. We also hiked up Te Mata peak, a local lookout point where you can get views across the whole of Hawkes bay: that was a tough hike, especially in a hot day!
Whilst staying at the farm, I also met some of their neighbours including Tony ...
... was once an old dairy processing plant, but it seems they just "collect" without any real plan.
I took lots of photos and you will see what I mean. There was also a huge outside area full of old vehicles, they even had a stock car used for oval racing!
The photographs are just a fraction of the whole collection - bless em.
Typical of New Zealand everywhere you look you can see old classic vehicles and tractors just left to rot in ...
... the music makes a big difference to a road trip. There's some decent tracks on 'tourism radio', but there's too much mediocre music. So the station Kirsty found was most refreshing.
Sadly it didn't last for long. We were driving up the dry, arid hills to take us over to the east coast and the signal didn't quite reach this far. About half way however we stop at Waipunga falls. A very pleasant surprise. A huge set of falls, with several cascades, dropping into a gorge. ...
... and living areas with them. We talked about it and It started to become apparent that it was going to be too difficult to reconcile our different ideas of the kind of trip we each wanted. After that I decided to travel on my own, and I realised that if I booked 3 or 4 different cheaper places on Airb&b, and use them as base camps for a month at a time, I could keep my travel costs down to an affordable level.
Booking return ...
... a few days she will be petrified and totally solid. Her mouth will still be open but she won't be able to talk. Then we stop to let some more passengers on. He asks where they are from. When they say the UK he says that's ok and they can get on. A lady asks who would not be allowed on. He says he doesn't want to say but it begins with A. And he says "It's not Antarticans." He then tells us he had ...