Wakefield Quay House
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
- Concierge desk
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... stop of the day was bed stop. As we were winding our way through the Buller River we found a cheeky hidden area which would conceal us perfectly for the night. Everything had seemed perfect here until dinner time.
As Paulie was making dinner on the stove the biting midges were back, only this time with a vengeance! Poor thing got at least 10 bites on his hands and 5 on his arms, all of which swelled up ...
... We head to South Head and Medlands Beach where we get off to start our walk. It's a lovely day, mostly overcast, with bursts of sunshine, and around 20 degrees.
It's a pretty busy track to walk, but still enjoyable, if quite reminiscent of the Queen Charlotte Track. We are of course closer to beaches, there are not many cicadas, and we notice some variants in vegetation, eg there are lots more beautiful rimu trees. Again we notice trapping ...
... is great. Local fruit, veg, candles, knitting, pottery, art. Just a little alternative...but not too much.
An attempt to get Taid a plaster for a mosquito bite ended up with our first experience of the NZ medical system. We waited to see Dr Karl Hellyer in a very pleasant waiting room with Hilary, the receptionist from Stoke on Trent who came to NZ when she was 14 and has never gone back because ...
... where we saw some New Zealand Fur Seals. Had a lovely fish supper of Monkfish (very cheap compared to UK) and decided to finish up some slightly out of date smoked fish!. The next day my tummy was not feeling too good. We packed up rather a wet tent (due to condensation) and travelled north to Takaka. A wonderful drive with great scenery, climbing over a steep mountain range called Takaka Hill Scenic Reserve. ...
... at the hostel I cooked my first hostel dinner which didn't turn out to be as traumatic as I'd imagined. Not for me anyway, but I cant say the same for the French guys that were ducking out of my way every time I turned around with a hot saucepan. I spent the evening in the garden with the others from the hostel chatting and drinking goon. Later in the night we headed to the Brigand Pub for open mic night.
What a laugh! The pub is full of locals and a few ...