Marahau to Havelock
Trip Start Jan 22, 2013
57Trip End Mar 18, 2013
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Left there for Motueka to see if the ATM would still give us cash. Phew! It worked. This area is a very agricultural place. Back in the early 1900's they grew tobacco. Now they grow all kinds of fruit, vegetables, and hops. Are hops a fruit or a vegie?
Went from Motueka to Nelson and found a huge beach park with a big slide, go karts, skating rink, mini-golf, bumpa boats,and rv park
Havelock is the green –lipped mussel capital of the world. I bet you didn’t know some mussels have green lips. This is not a joke. In fact, we stopped at the only grocery, and they had a refrigerated cold water bin, kind of like a popcorn machine for mussels, with a door to open and tongs to pick out the mussels. We paid $5 for about 30 mussels. Took them back to the CV and boiled them in some Aucklund sauvignon blanc, and mixed them into our pasta alfredo. Tasty! Met some people from North Dakota in the kitchen and went for walk to the large marina next to the campground.
About 9 pm we heard what sounded like a tsunami siren going off. I stepped outside but nobody else seemed to be worried about. And no water. A couple of minutes later the guy in the trailer next to us was standing outside and I asked him if he knew what the siren was for. He didn’t answer me. I went back inside and the siren stopped. But then we heard a different siren, like a fire truck siren. And wouldn’t you know, it showed up at the trailer next door with the guy who didn’t answer me. Hmmm. Turns out his wife had to be taken away by an ambulance. Too much drama for one night. Karen hung out in the sleeper above the cab and looked out the small open window the whole time trying to figure out what was going on.