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... the beautiful Buller river.
I think it was about 3pm and the rain had eventually lost track of us.
About 5pm we arrived in Kaiteriteri which is in the Abel Tasman National Park on the northern coastline of the South Island.
Pre dinner drinks relaxation, followed by a great shared dinner prepared in the park kitchen was way better than last nights, which we paid money for and then we enjoyed more New Zealand wine.
... stretch of road wedged between the sea and the cliff. At one point the road passed through a great door in the crumbling rock. On the sea side, we could see beautiful blue bays framed by green hills. Before long, we had transferred onto a dirt track through farm pasture. At a hollow in the road, we had to queue to fall in behind a line of cows crossing the road on their own. Further along, there was a sign warning drivers about the free range children roaming around the ...
... The water there was significantly colder and quite brackish, but almost potable. It was about as salty as salt water you would gargle if you had a sore throat. There was a cool swingbridge that was hanging over our heads and we watched as several trampers passed by and took photos. After about 10-15 minutes in the bay, we headed back to the open water and on to the next bays.
Frenchman Bay was next which boasts the most expensive house on ...
... sat around the fire with their shop bought drinks, toasted marshmallows, and listened to music. The stars that night also looked incredible. When we arrived back to our dorm we met our new room mates, 3 Swedish girls Ingrid, Cornelian and Julia, who we actually ended up travelling the rest of NZ with! We spent that night getting to know each other and drinking hot chocolate, thankful that we weren't sleeping out in a tent in the cold! The following day was all about the drive. ...
... along the beach amongst the Oyster catchers (kaki) and gulls to the local sailing club about a mile away. Whilst buying a drink the local hick behind the bar let us know we could have stayed in the field by the side for free? Cooked a risotto, which we ate on the beach to the setting sun. Amazing day from a poor start. Spent the rest of the evening on the internet updating things, including this ...