Just over 6 weeks until we cross the ditch back to the North Island. I have now been on the road since the 23rd of June 6 weeks this Saturday. Our target on this trip was to see 60-75 % of the eastern side of the South Island From Timaru South. Half way and we a falling short of meeting this target but what we have had the pleasure of seeing exceeds our widest dreams. The people and scenery have been exceptional.
We left Bluff with Donna wondering yet again what fresh Bluff oysters taste like – Me I have the knowledge that I do not have to live the dream of the perfect aphrodisiac.
We went to Invercargill to do our shop prior to heading towards the Catlins and the scenery and wildlife. (By the way we have the winning Lotto ticket for Saturday). Found a Super Liquor on the outskirts and spent half the shopping budget on ensuring we had enough fluid in case a drought stuck us in the next week.
We arrived at the NZMCA Park at Niagara early afternoon to no cell signal and a very empty camping ground. We soon realized we were not alone at all with another resident making her self obvious of her presence.
We stayed the night with the an early night and the only noises were the possums and the other residence squawking when she felt threatened. The morning bought sun and no frost. We set out to travel through the Catlins with the intent to see the Cathedral Caves only to find them closed.
We arrived at the Papatowai Doc Camp by mid morning and settled in to a late breakfast and then a walk to the pristine beach.
Not much more to write about since leaving Bluff and Toni and Warren.
Moving on tomorrow not sure of the destination.