Owaka Lodge Motel
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Woke up just after 6 this morning to Skype Scarlet (& grandma & Grandad). After a very nice chat we took the opportunity to get up and go for a stroll along the beach and watched the magnificent sunrise out across the bay. Having had to be out of the car park by 8am we trundled our way along the scenic coastal route and decided to keep going south and explore a little of the Catlins region recommended as a great place for nature lovers. First ...
... cool to see, if only he’d brought dolphins, sea lions and seals with him.
Return of the Queen
Unable to resist the lure of the mountains and armed with the knowledge our van was ok, we returned to our favourite place on the south island – Queenstown. In a carbon copy of our arrival the first time around, we quickly sought out a hot chocolate at a café down by the lakeside. A pretty amazing hot chocolate too! We had ...
... the Easter dinner of BBQ'd racks of lamb, creamy garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli, followed by a Caramilk Easter egg for dessert! A long walk around this darkened, sleepy little town helped us wear off our meal and get a real feel for the small-town life that must go on daily here, a wonderful way to end our day in the Caitlins!
Happy Easter from the Two Drifters! ...
... on the coast of Curio Bay. We then parked the van in front of the sea, unfolded our lawn chairs, and cracked a couple of beers! We spent the entire following day hanging by the beach at the campsite. Had a couple naps, did some reading, a bit of blog writing, and cooked a nice dinner. No schedule, no rush, no worries!
Curio Bay is home to a diverse range of marine life, most notably yellow-eyed penguins, hector’s dolphins, fur seals and sea lions. We didn’t see ...
... were all round us. They have an awesome reputation for biting so we batted them away with vigour. There was a 500 metre walk to the caves and we could see that the sea is quite far away from the caves and made our way there somewhat tentatively watching the waves coming in all the time. We had to pass round a small headland and the sand seemed fairly dry as the sea had receded. Once round we still had a couple of hundred metres to walk when a larger wave ...