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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 ...
Well back to Jordan and Jenna's in Lyall Bay, for a needed rest!! One day we did a local hike to keep prepared for our next big tramp in the South Island in approx 1 weeks time. Due to the hilly countryside, there is no lack of challenging walks or hikes along with pretty views and lookouts.
We decided to spend a day in Wellington again and take in some of the cultural highlights and wonder down along the seaside wharf and city ...
... 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 ...
... was the poorest one we stayed in but we were hankful to settle down for our last night in our bed on wheels.
Bert 2, Burt 1 being in Invercargil, different spelling too!.
Left Dannevirke by just before 9 am and made our way to Hastings, then stopped for coffee in Napier. Proceeded on to Lake taupo, pretty spectacular spot. Coffee at Macca's and then the last 80 k's ...