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Set off at 9am with my new German friends and headed up to Karamea - stopping at the 4 Square supermarket for lunch provisions; BBQ rice crackers, blue cheese, a tomato and an apple. First took a path into a cave, then around a loop stopping in a rather lovely stop for lunch, the drove back long the unsealed road and to the car park at the start of the Heaphy ...
Final bits of car packing including the donation of a polystyrene cool box thing for all my goodies! When Katie and Jeff got back from caravan collection we headed off with the kids down to Mapua to meet up with another family and then headed out on the dinghies around the harbour and down the river a bit. Landed on a stony beach area for some cheese and crackers, before heading back to the wharf for lunch at the Apple Tree. Enjoyed ...
... and buildings.
Onwards to see a 125 year old ship wreck of the SS Laurence, accessible at low tide on the Mokihinui beach, most of it is gone now however you can still clearly see about half of the hull and the boiler not far away sticking out of the sand.
The sunken trains at Seddonville mines were our next stop, which was another walk along an old railway track, however this time there was no instantly visible signs of the old railway line. On ...
... the route up Mt Arthur would go, and it seemed very snow covered. That, coupled with the very strong winds that were still gusting strongly enough to put Orla off balance, made the decision for us to not go to the summit. Instead we wandered around for a bit, admiring the views of the distant St Arnaud Mountains, before heading down to Mt Arthur Hut. This is also a very well kept hut, 8 beds, with a wood stove. Someone was ...
As we've said already we woke up the next morning to the freezing cold. Under the duvets in the van it was ok, but the minute you pluck up the courage to get up it is chilly. So much so that Ed's towel and shorts, wet from the hot pools the previous evening, had frozen instead of dried. To make up for this we put a pan of water on the camping gas burner (this place had no kitchen) in the hope of a decent cup of tea. This nearly came at a cost as gas leaked out a little and set the ...