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Day 79 - Sun. 15th.
Travelled to Moeraki Boulders, named after the round boulders of conglomerate on the beach which fall from the cliffs as they erode. Had delicious blue cod lunch (the place is said to be famous for it's fish & chips).
Through to Oamaru, famous for its limestone warehouse buildings.
Then we passed the Waitaki …
Mackenzie Country is named after a Kiwi folk hero, a Scottish immigrant of uncertain background who was arrested in 1885 for stealing over 1,000 sheep and grazing them in an unknown area of high-country pasture with the assistance of a single dog, Friday.
Sarah Lark's family saga of settler life in New Zealand beginning with a couple of ...
... Jazz Weekend, it drew us in! There was also the weekly farmers market where we tried the cheese roll, a local delicacy comprising a slice of white bread wrapped round a finger of tasty cheese and heated on a grill till the bread is toasted and the cheese molten ... very tasty with very tasty award winning local cheese, but barely a mouthful!
... hang around the outside for leftovers! Rode with Amanda and Karen who are happy to ride at a slower pace with us and stop for lots of photos too! Great chatting/riding buddies! After 25 kms and we arrived at Lake Pukaki, which was our morning tea stop, but we 4 rode to the lookout to see the pin stocks (?) through which the water flows from the lake. Great views! More than a great morning tea with cake, fruit, slices and plunger coffee, juices!! How do we ...
We checked out of the grotty hotel at 10am and set off on the next leg of the journey. We carried on on highway 8 to Arrowtown, where we saw the Arrowtown county show from the car. Lots of people were there. It looked like a horse show. Shame we couldn't stop. We then carried on onto highway 6 then the 97 to Te Anau. The scenery on the drive was even better. Huge mountains surround us and then drops down into a deep blue ...