Left Timona park early Saturday morning on route to the Palmerston Airport to pick up Heather. On route we called into RD1 for socks, then Mitre 10 for a generator and finally Pak and Save for meat for the dogs. All completed prior to 12:30 – To the dog park to give Mac and Rose a run – Well done Palmerston North great facility.
Palmerston North Airport was blowing a gale – I can see why they have all the wind farms on the ranges. Heather arrived on time and settled on to Dogonit for the trip to our overnight stay at Eketahuna camp ground. The trip over the ranges was uneventful but when descended down to Woodville we got got caught side on by a mighty gust which made the old butt pucker and moved Dogonit to the side of the road. Welcome to the Waiarapa!!! The weather was crap and the ground at Eketahuna campground wet and boggy so found a spot on the hard and hooked up to power and settled in for the night.
This mornings weather was in stark contrast to the previous day with brillant sunshine a calm conditions – We had a slow start to the day and cruised slowly over to Castle Point. We found a convenient carpark and wandered up to the lighthouse – Great views and worth the walk.
Will move on later this afternoon to a POP at the Tinui Cafe / Bar that we passed on the way in to Castle Point and will park up there tonight.