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On Tuesday morning we hopped up at 6.20am and got the Campervan sorted with military precision and set off for the ferry terminal. We got there at 7 for our 8.15 sailing only to be told the ferry wasn't coming in until 9.30!!! After some silent screaming we drove into the queue and decided we'd hop in the back of the van and have some breakfast. In the end the ferry didn't leave until about 11.30am so we had a lot ...
We spent the day yesterday exploring Wellington and it is probably our least favorite place so far. We did our usual 'walk all day' exploring. We visited the Te Papa Museum, one of the largest in the world, it would take days to appreciate it all. We did get a good glimpse at Maori carvings which seem less obvious around the country than I remember 30 years ago. We took the old cable car ride and ...
... our own food.
The fruit that we have bought at farm stalls were delicious.
There are free public toilet everywhere.
Plenty of picnic spots next to the road and those run by Dept of Conservation also have toilets, very civilised.
The towns and countrysides have no rubbish lying around and there are recycling bins.
Lovely to be able to drink water straight from a tap and fresh milk to make a cuppa!!! ...
... We got him a reindeer kit ( nose &
antlers!), a Christmas tree & a few more tacky bits & pieces!
We hit for Havelock from here! Havelock is 'The Greenlip Mussel
Capital of the World', so we had to stop here to try them out &
that we did & they we savagely good! Definitely the best mussels
we've ever had! After dinner, we did a bit of housekeeping, laundry,
showers etc! We found a really nice campsite in Rai Valley for the
... over the cockpit instead of the old canvas dodger. Rick has done a great job documenting the progress on his facebook page hence my reluctance to write about it. He is d'boss-man.
We are in a mad rush to finish as much as we can before we leave for Canada at the end of August. An Immigration issue had delayed the start of the project by three weeks which we now desperately miss... but we knew that.
Today is a bad ...