Balmoral Lodge Motel
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... oh for our Pajero, the Fonz, instead of a piddly little Corolla, Tiny Tina. She rocked and rolled and was very happy once we got off that summit, me too really. Went around to Stirling Point where the last bit is and found a sign saying South Pole was 4000 kms and Sydney 2000 so I waved and did the silly picture as everyone does. This is the start of the SH1 that goes the length of NZ and we have done most of it on and off and weaving about a ...
... to go to Cotton On, Factorie and Glassons all of which had summer sales going on - we may have got slightly distracted. After spending too much money on Asia clothes we went to Starbucks for a sit down and found out that it was actually the Southern most Starbucks in the world - pretty cool. I'm sure that must be Invercargill's claim to fame because there is nothing else going for it. Before we knew it is was 2pm and that meant visiting hours ...
... Wide tree lined streets, numerous references to familiar street names such as Yarrow, Don, Tay, Spey, St.Andrews are part of Invercargill and although they are not directly on the fault line have still experienced earthquake damage.
The following day it was off to Riverton (20kms from Invercargill), the original settlement of Southland which like many others in New Zealand linked to whaling. Quaint village atmosphere, with the best coffee café in New Zealand ...
... up the road. When we arrived it was really windy, so setting up the tent was a two-person job. There was a pretty decent camp kitchen there though so once the tent was up we hung out in there out of the wind and had a nice dinner.
We put Lotte to bed and followed not too much later. This traveling business is tiring...
Distance traveled today: 393 km
Total distance traveled: 4689 ...
... this remains free. We made it out safely and continued on to Monkey Island, which is a bit disappointing as there are no monkeys there.
Prior to the south coast we had been lucky with the weather, but we started to think our luck had changed. It was raining and windy and generally pretty miserable, but we now believe that it is pretty much always like this and so we were just getting the normal weather. The bad weather and the abundance ...