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Travel Blogs from Palmerston North
... one we had chosen for the night) leads you to beleive that you turn right over bridge A and along the road to Bridge B which is where the campsite is.........Oh no..... firstly there is no bridge to go over at the right turning, and then its another hour, over many many bridges before you reach the specified bridge B! Hence we drove for miles along winding roads...into the middle of nowhere, that looks a lot closer to where we wanted to be than ...
Since leaving Abi and Luci in Taupo I got back on the Stray bus and we drove to the middle of nowhere to a farm lodge called the Blue Duck. There the boys and I went for a walk/climb up onto a ridge to see the views over the huge working farm. They are trying to do a lot of conservation work there so they are keeping the numbers of goats, possoms and stouts down by offering hunting as an activity to guests. I obviously didn't join in on that, the some of the boys in ...
... painting. From there down to the showers where we had to wet our hands and back up across the veranda into the lodge. My partner herbert and I did pretty well at first but stumbled a little at the end and really lost our rhythm but still put in a top 7 (out of about 15) performance with 2 minutes 38 seconds. Louise and Olly were eventual winners smashing everyone’s times but to be fair louise was just dragged around as Olly sprinted her round ...
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Then across to Calgary and what promises to be a very
different experience. Train rides, helicopter rides mountain rides very very
different to what has been before. Then a couple of days in Vancouver before we
fly home to arrive back in Palmerston North mid morning on 5th July
In addition to all the things we might see it might well be
the people that we meet and the food that we eat that will leave ...
... high praise indeed!)
We then arrived at what we thought was going to be our spot for the evening, Waitarere Beach. We switched Katsue into 4x4 mode and drove onto the beach as there was a sign indicating that 'THIS BEACH IS A ROAD.' Brilliant! There were even speed signs on it. We quickly went to check out the two motorcamps that were there but they were both very hillbilly-esque so we bravely ran away after partaking in ...