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Travel Blogs from Havelock North
... the bar, and driving the van next morning. It was a little run down, they could not guarantee water for showers before 6pm or after 10! But we find a great table on the deck of the restaurant and order beers curry and fish for dinner. It's a real Indian curry (maybe he cooks too!) internet costs here so I catch up on some reading, after watching the last light on the water. Early night, and we sleep ...
Got away fairly early for the short drive to Rabbit Island which is accessed via a short causeway .Weather a bit cloudy to start but improved to a lovely day with sunshine. Island is almost entirely forest but with the most wonderful beach on it's northern side, golden sand for as far as the eye can see in both directions . A walk of about a mile as the tide is out and then back to the car for a snack of the fruit we bought en route,plus crisps , ...
... climbed almost 1000 vertical metres in the next 5km, we had to negotiate our way over, under, and through huge swathes of windfall. Some of the downed trees were massive! Needless to say, it slowed progress considerably and it was almost 6pm by the time we reached Starveall Hut at treeline. Luckily, we were the only occupants in the 6-bunk hut for the night, and we were able to spread out and relax.
... but admired the Art Deco buildings we passed, then drove the length of the promenade, with the turquoise sea showing white horses and driftwood piled up on the beach.
Brother-in-law & his family live on a large agricultural section outside Haumoana in a house which could have been shown on Grand Designs; he is a chef so we were very well fed and we had a great time catching up 22 years worth of news with them all.
Yesterday was a chilled day with a long lie in followed by a dip in the hot glacier pools which we gained free entry to with our glacier trip.
Today is going to be a long one. We have just begin our 10 hour coach ride to Nelson.
Apparently our first stop is at possum Pauls cafe where there is going to be a television crew... ...