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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 ...
... which makes Skegness sound delightful by comparison!!). At Greymouth was a heritage village where an old steam train was operating and the 'shanty town' had been reconstructed to look as it would during the times of the gold rush. We were able to take a ride on the train and get up close and personal with the controls. Interestingly the locomotive was built in Bristol, England, just over the road from Temple Meads train station. For a small fee we were able to try our hand at ...
... too, and made for an hour long conversation and plans for a day trip on the morrow. As a gang of four we set off in Fatima up a 15km dirt/gravel track. I did not know what to expect from the days wandering's but I discovered more than my mind could imagine. Set amongst the most beautiful NZ bush consisting of mosses, ferns, streams, rivers, and a variety of bird life were thee most amazing limestone tunnels, holes and caves. It felt ...