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- Meal plan
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Leaving Te Anau at 10am we set of on the 149km journey to Invercargill. Travelling on SH94 back the way we came the day before. Through Mossburn and past the wind farm mentioned in yesterday's instalment, at Lumsden we turned right on to SH6.
On our travels through the south island we have seen fields containing diary cattle and sheep. Current figures put sheep at 39 million (about 8.5 for every New Zealander) and ...
... a day because of the rain so were pleased to wake up the next morning to glorious sun. We left Te Anau (the nearest town) at 6.00AM and drove to the boat dock. I say we but I stayed in bed and Peter drove. It was a bit bumpy and the mattress does have a tendency to slide of the seat when you go around corners so it’s not the most comfortable experience. Peter claimed he was driving carefully- I’m not convinced.
They are quite justified in claiming the area ...
... local dishes, so whitebait pattie for DaveO and blue cod and chips for me. Bread buttered in the van - delicious! We headed south to Bluff and Stirling Point which was one of the most southern mainland points. It was then to a very high lookout on the hill with amazing views, but the weather was awful, so it was a quick dash. Quick fuel up and back on the road for Waikawo. We set the van overlooking Porpoise Bay for the night, another wonderful ...
... lizards who were around when the dinosaurs were. The night ended with yet another rugby match in the Irish bar. The next morning we headed along the coast to see some wildlife. We got up close with some sea lions who weren't too happy and took a bit of a run towards us, they were huge. We also seen some more dolphins and went on a hunt ...
The end of the week was spent conducting TMP at Lorneville. The process was very similar to what we did at Mataura except the pH of the lambs was measured at 1, 2 and 24 hours after kill. Samples of legs and loins were bagged and some would be frozen immediately while other would be aged in a chiller for 14 days first.
Hop to the next entry (coming soon!) to read about my long Easter weekend ...