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... watched as with a great blast of steam it chugged out of the station. From here our journey took us to Tullah, another old mining town, travelling through the the mountain and lakes area of the Western Plateau. It had become almost a ghost town as the only tin left would require deep mining and that will only happen if the price of tin improved. There is however good fishing in the rivers and lakes. Our next stop was the ...
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 ...
Slept well last night as it was a cooler one and woke to another sunny day although there was slight chill to the air. After breakfast Sam and Gordon walked Charlie along the beach to the river while Nicola, Emma and I drove there with Emma in the driving seat for the first time. She drove very well and was so pleased that she did it again before Gordon and Sam arrived.
I walked around the area but found no easy way onto the ...
... passed through the Buller Gorge and also some slow moving traffic. We stopped just outside Murchison at a cafe for afternoon tea and made it to Nelson just after. 5pm. Dinner tonight was a variety of pizzas at Gregor's with Ian, Sarah Thomas and Lucy so all the family together again which was really good. We returned to Gordon's fairly early as it had been a long ...
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 ...