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The previous evening saw us arrive at a tiny campsite south of New Plymouth quite late, it was pitch black, thrashing with rain and wind and we were just glad to go to bed! Despite this the morning surprised us with bright sunshine, and emerging from the campervan we realised we were literally camped a stone’s throw from the beach. A quick breakfast and a few evil looks from ...
While doing some grocery shopping in Hokitiko, the manager of the store was informing us of the up and coming "Wild food Festival" on the weekend. He was telling us of the famous Whitebait fish, and Oyster Bluff Oysters that would be available. We thanked him for the information but regretted to say we would not be around long enough to participate in this apparently famous food event on the island.
As we continued on our way, made a stop in Haast for ...
... than his five foot ten. In the end the giants 24 cm reach advantage did him in and Tua lost the fight in a unanimous decision. After the fight we drove down to the harbour that was minutes away and soon after boarded the Bluebridge Ferry to cross the ever so rough Cook Strait. Now I'm sitting here, Jenn is sleeping beside me on the bench at four in the morning trying to write an entry that makes sense and doesn't show how tired I am.
Organising a holiday is part of the fun of going away.
Mike and I are going with another couple whom we have been friends with for about 9 years.
Seems longer. Travelling and having laughs is what we do best, so looking forward to 6weeks away having heaps of fun and seeing all the sights of the northern hemisphere (well a little of it anyway).
We have been planning this for about a year and now it is within our sights.
So read and and enjoy our trip with us.
... list of 14 questions based on things we should see if we followed the expected course plus 4 photos of things that would need to be recognized en route.
We returned to the hotel room and immediately used Google Earth to try to answer all the questions. Reality may differ, but hey, it's a start!
The weather is expected to be good for tomorrow, possibly very good on the South Island. If so we hope to fly Milford Sound as part of our second leg: Hokitika to ...