Trip Start Aug 01, 2010
92Trip End Apr 30, 2011
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We set off from Dunedin in the rain making a quick stop to see the steepest street in the world, not an earth shattering experience but might come in useful for a pub quiz or for filling an awkward silence at the dinner table...
Further up the coast we make a coffee, toilet and picture stop to see the Devils Marbles, which were much more photogenic and interesting. Made by spheritic cementation these huge boulders are washed out of the mud-stone cliffs.
We were heading north to Lake Tepako and were due to arrive early afternoon, the bus had other ideas. Cruising along we suddenly hear that awful metallic clunking you definitely do not want to hear in any vehicle. What had broken, fallen off? After a quick check all the guages etc are OK and the bus can crawl forward - but there is a clunking.
So we were stranded in Kurow not a normal stopping place and not really a lot to do. The sun is shinning and we make the best of it while we wait for a courier to deliver the right size bolts.
It took 4 hours but it did get fixed and we missed our afternoon at Lake Tekapo but instead had a day in small town NZ which turned out to be very enjoyable.