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... Kirsty surprising choosing the small one! We mentioned about the fridge door that was prone to opening on bends in the road, and also about our toilet light that would, at the most inconvenient time, switch itself off. Both were fixed promptly by the mechanic. So quickly in fact that I barely got to use their free WiFi (taking every opportunity for free WiFi!). Fridge sorted we decided to restock it at the supermarket. We needed ...
... and puffing and a stand off which involved him pushing against my hands for some time he was free. He raced back to his mates but not before giving us an indignant glance over his shoulder - charming!
Lunch was at the v pretty Waitiri Creek Winery, which was once a church.
We couldn't buy wine as it was too heavy plus I'd already made the mistake of buying ...
... than the Chinese food at home.
Next was an action packed day, we had booked the Skydive for early in the morning and intended to do the bungee in the afternoon. It all started well with a bacon, egg and cheese roll before heading out to the Skydive place, I wasn't to nervous and just went with the flow, it was a great help that once in the aeroplane you didn't get much choice as guy I was attached was going regardless. It was a great experience, all the way from ...
... had got on quickly and taken all the good spots. We found a couple of small chairs and decided to try and crash on them. The only issue was, the
Cook Strait and Picton/Nelson were being battered by a bad storm so we were lucky the ferry went at all. Or were we? Once we found our sleeping spot, we tried to sleep straight away but as the ferry was moving SO MUCH, we kept on falling off our make shift beds. Onto the
floor it was, and ...
... at wanake. The van had been making some interesting braking noises during the afternoon so we rang jucy and they have booked the can jn locally tomorrow morning - hopefully it's just the brakes! We are staying just outside of the town tonight. Sheep and cows grazing behind us and views if the mountains in front .... We are thinking we will probably stay here another night ...