Owaka Lodge Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... as the guy is a sponger on benefits apparently!) There was beer and wine in the guest fridge, special soap and chocolates in the bedrooms. A really nice place. Through the evening we chatted with Robbie about his time farming, shearing etc. Turns out he knows Fleur quite well (NZ really is like a small village with everyone seeming to know everyone!) We set breakfast fro 8.30 and retired about 10.30 - a late night for us but very ...
... We replaced the leaking water tank (as well as a plastic bucket that Ben dropped a cooking knife through the bottom off the other day) before heading back to the restaurant that Grahame took us to yesterday for a bit of lunch; we couldn't resist! We had parked up by the Cadbury's chocolate factory and, when we returned to the car, Ben watched in surprise as an old woman drove past Fenton so closely that she folded in (or maybe snapped) her own ...
... rocks and get really close to it. It was gorgeous. Next stop was Nugget Point and Roaring bay there was a lighthouse and costal views everywhere you looked. There was also this really strange noise at first we thought it was the birds that were flying around but we quickly learned that it was fur seals sitting on the rocks way below us! Then we looked in the water and there was more playing in the ocean! It was cool to see. We walked along ...
... blowing. We made it to the top and parked. Looking out the windscreen we could see a man walking up a track, barely moving for the wind, leaning at 45 degrees! Even the seagulls had trouble getting anywhere, they would try to take off and fly forwards but the wind would just suspend them in the same spot about a foot above the ground.
Kirsty refused to get out of the camper, perhaps wisely. We couldn't see any albertros from here though, and ...
... we were doing a big year, it would have counted! It wasn’t a simple spotting either, the penguins only returned to their nest “between 5 and 7”. The stubbornness to save our day had us stood in the blistering coastal cold for nearly two hours waiting for these unpunctual penguins, and we actually missed the moment one did turn up as we were sat in front of the heater in the van. Regardless, this lone yellow eyed rapscallion was ...