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After the buzz and partying of Queenstown, I was ready for some down-time in the countryside! I am spending a few days with a family of six (four kids ages 10-17) on a dairy and egg farm just outside of Balclutha. This is real farm life and I'm loving it! I have my own room in a little cabin just away from the house, but most of my time is spent working or with the family in their home.
Everyday I go out in the truck and collect ...
Today we popped into wellington after spending the night in a beach side car park (good view from the campervan this morning!), we had a good walk around and managed to find Jamie some bite cream (turns out he was feasted on in his sleeping bag on our kayak trip and he now has 27 bites).
Our second stop was the Weta Workshop – Weta is the company behind a huge portion of the ...
... train that ferries (mainly children) around the track. The driver looks bored, very bored. It's not a large track, and he's probably been around it thousands of times so I guess you can excuse him!
It starts to rain, not heavy but noticeable. It has no effect on the people on the harbour front, the kids still continue to play and the barbeque keeps cooking.
An hour before sailing we drive across to the port and join ...
... they have a jaffa day where they roll chocolate and orange chocolate down the hill. Kirsty would like to be at the bottom of the hill that day, but sadly it wasn't today or anytime soon!
We wandered in the centre of the city, looked inside the impressive First Church of Otago, the cathedral, town hall and Octagon. It's not a large place so it doesn't take long to wander around. We head back to the camper, stocking up on fruit and veg at the ...
... we headed north out of town along the motorway, which with the still ferocious tail-wind, we could almost maintain speed in neutral, except on the hills. Reached a small town (or is it a far northern suburb of Wellington) called Mana, around the corner from Paremata. Camping for free right on the harbour with the wind blowing and the occasional car pulling in to the carpark for a while and then moving on. This is the life.