Blake Court Motel
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- Breakfast Available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Microwave in room
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arrived late yesterday afternoon after 5 hour journey. The nearer we got to here the windier the roads became. The journey was completed in perfect weather, the best day so far. Weather now settled, temp around 22 with little wind.
... Cornish Pumphouse, similar in design to those used in Cornish tin mines, once used to pump water from the mine, stands above the town as a symbol of its mining history.
Karangahake Gorge produced 60% of New Zealand's gold during its heyday, some 4m ounces of gold being extracted from 1m tons of ore, however reserves were limited and most of the mines closed by ...
... missed the sign!! It was a little way out of town up in the hills so the view we got was fab. It had its own private pool so we made the most of it sitting on the sun loungers relaxing. Sallie and David were great hosts and offer dinner as well so rather than drive into town we had some private dining with another couple!! The rooms were in lodges so we did have a staircase up to our room, the cases seem to be getting heavier! The lodge had ...
... ending with sleeping on the couch.
The next day started with a typical english breakfast: Spaghetti, sausages and toast.
Afterwards, we again went to the mechanic. This time with Karl, avoiding being exploited. We did not have more luck than the day before, as we were told we need an auto electricwho then told us the next day that his partner companies are closed over the public holidays. Yeeha!
Means, the time we had to wait for the auto electric, ...
... The 60 % underground mining is at much greater expense, but gets a much greater yield. Locals are not so happy about this, those who are not employed by the mine! A few protest posters are about but generally not many. Most of the locals are involved with the mine one way or the other!
We stayed for 2 nights at Dickey Flats DOC Campground. We had filled up with drinking water (10++ Litres with 2 platipus ...
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