Travel Blogs from Methven
... to return. Jumped on with another family and blasted our way up the river. The wind was SO strong there were white caps and sea spray, as well as dust clouds. Did a few spins along the way and got a little wet. The trip back was much better as the wind was behind us, so a much faster trip. Was good fun. Lynette did not come, she instead had a massage in town. We caught up with her then decided ...
... following the river under the rocks out to the other end. However, you needed to be seriously prepared, with a lot of equipment. Cathy, Connor and Tom climbed down a very teeny slope to look at the entrance to the tunnel, while I waited up top. When they came back, we walked to the other end, which was much easier to reach. We sat there with our feet in the (extremely cold) river for quite a while, just chatting ...
... evenings craic had by all!! Oh yeah, the scenery was really nice
On leaving Mark (the boss!) wrote us
what he called a Limerick, so here it is:
“The team from Waioto will miss ye all now,
Hope the travelling treats u well somehow,
Let your hands again play with a cow!
Farewell our beloved Bailey & Broc,
Ye were so good in the snow & **** with our stock.
Though the field of grass or kale may ...
... from their hens.
A couple hours of weeding their native species garden was intermixed with meeting and conversing various neighbors and it was time for for afternoon tea. We sat and talked with Bruce, Rosa and the neighbors and heard a quite elaborate version from a 9 year old whose memories of it are quite clear. Pretty fascinating talking and hearing some ...
Due to some inadequate maps, we ended up staying in Geraldine's main campsite instead of one we had a 2 for 1 for but to be fair it was quite nice. Having dinner we met a newly married Kiwi couple, Karl and Miranda, who were travelling around New Zealand for their honeymoon. Talked turned to all things wedding related and then to wedding rings and it turned out that Karl was a jeweller. We talked about Nic’s ring being a bit too bit and ...