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We drove through the countryside, past grazing sheep and cattle, along straight roads down to the south coast. Our first view of the sea was at McCrackens Rest where we looked out to Te Waewae Bay, hoping to see Hector Dolphins, but were not lucky on this occasion. Further on we stopped at a free camping spot overlooking Monkey Island. We sat on the ...
... the Nuggets. It stayed dry but it was 'een beetje windy' in Lotte's opinion. Having taken in enough 'fresh air' we had a few rolls for lunch and got back in the car.
We made a stop at Purakaunui Falls and I popped out in the drizzle to take a few pics whilst Marc stayed in the car with a now snoozing Lotte.
A bit further up the road we had an unscheduled pit stop as a large ...
... on but we passed through noting the large river we crossed.
As we entered Invercargill, we navigated our way around the labarynth of shops, cafes and warehouses before stocking up on supplies and heading to the campsite. A welcomed shower, recharge and we are back in the real world with wifi, we finished the day with a full english and a lovely cup of tea!
... to Queenstown.
2,5 hours later we were there, stuffing ourselves with great hamburgers from the place called Fergburger. The locals say, that One does not simply go to Queenstown without eating a fergburger :DSo now, after yet another adventure of Skippers road riding we are back to Jane’s.
Tomorrow we start out early to go to Fox Glacier. Can’t wait to see that :D
Day 931 We decided on camping for the next three or four days before hitting Invercargill. Needless to say we chose the scenic route, which ran right through The Catlins. The Catlins located in the southeast corner of the South Island is a mixture of forest nature reserves, vast grazing lands and of course miles and miles of coastline.
Our luck has been pretty good so far, I know it has only been a week, but in general, we are lucky. As far as the ...