Travel Blogs from Methven
Awoke refreshed, went on a gentler sightsee towards the Alps First stop- to see the famous Darfield Bakery for a cold drink and a drool at the pies and pastries. I shall return!! Then a steep climb to a pile of stones at Castle hill station, on property belonging to Christine Fernyhough, ...
... though and magnificent scenery - groups of massive rocks everywhere clustered together looking like herds of animals. We have come as far as Cave Stream tonight which is just past Castle Hill. We are parked up in the DOC reserve with several other campers. The sun is still shining on the mountains at 9pm and we are feeling happy, content and very very lucky.
Dinner tonight was monkfish, salad and new spuds. ...
... The drive down was a lot nicer than the drive up too, plus everybody had the same idea about leaving so them with their 4x4s leaving was just the right time for us to go too. We soon caught up with everybody else, as seems like we all had the same idea about stopping off and getting an ice cream from the guy at the bottom of the hill. We shared ours too, mainly due to the size of it, double cone, with my whippy and then dipped in chocolate so you get a hard ...
... the night, which was about a 10 minute walk to downtown, we got ready and headed into town for dinner. We ended up eating at the lakeside bistro, which was as the name suggests, right on side of the lake, on the 2nd storey of another restaurant below. Although other places in town were quite busy, we found the bistro rather empty, and got seated right away. Janessa ordered the home made linguini, and I ordered the steak. I was a little nervous about ...
Today was a special treat. Hilary took up out to the O Tu Whanaki basin. A beautiful high country area surrounded by mountains. The Maori used to call it the big food basket when they came up from the coast to hunt and fish there. With multiple ranges, endless tracks and huts to visit, we only had time to go on 2 short walks, ...
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