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... with our two other friends and managed to get the end of the bed near a partition so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. It was like having a big sleepover. I knew I wouldn't sleep well that night so when there's nothing else to do and no signal or wifi the only thing one could do in a situation like this was to get drunk. And that we did. We got absolutely wasted at the hostel bar and everyone was, even the bar maid Miranda! It was too funny ...
Abel Tasman Coastal Track
This is another of New Zealands great Walks! This one was more like what i think a walk means!! We only did 12k or a small segment along the coast, but the foot path was smooth and easy going. Being close to the coast meant not large elevations, had to be climbed! but this tramp was truly magnificent ...
... all the way to Levin before deciding to stop driving. We picked up a couple of pizzas from pizza hut, and headed for the campground where we made our bed, and watched a movie while the pouring rain pounded on our van. It was nice to have a relaxing evening with dinner and a movie. After all of the driving, it seemed like forever ago where we stopped and just relaxed in the camper (even though it was only 2 days earlier when we were outside in the sun enjoying ...
... uplifted. Around the harbour and coast, the rock platform along the shoreline rose up out of the sea and now provides room for the motorway and train tracks.
Driving along, looking up to the right, about 150m up the cliffside are piles of houses, balanced precariously on the edge, looking straight down at one of the most active and violent faultlines in NZ. How can they sleep at night? I couldn't.
It took us about ...
... Harbour. A further half an hour to get to the ferry terminal and we were off on our way north. Noticed the Westpac Stadium almost on the edge of the waterfront, and it does look like a caketin!!
Decided we needed to put a few k's behind us if we were to reach Bert 2's place at a reasonable hour on Tuesday so headed for Dannevirke which we got to just on dark. The ...