Heading to the Naki
Trip Start Jan 08, 2011
48Trip End Jan 30, 2011
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Having planed our route (theres a lot of roads up here) We set off. Noted that we covered 110 miles yesterday.
We also noyiced some familiar land marks as the beginning of our journey took us along the Rotorua road that we travelled on last week!!
Stopped at a cafe for lunch at a small town called Ohaupo. Interestingly the cafe adjoined a clock shop with hundreds of clocks in it!!Including some cuckoo clocks ,starting at $3 grand!
That brings us to Waitomo, famous for its caves. Well certainlly been a storm through here. Paddocks and paddocks were flooded, including what were corn crops. All we could see was the tops of the plant,you know the fluffy bit with seeds on it.
We then drove through a gorge which was lined with native bush, and even some tunnels to negotiate!! Most rivers were still swollen from all that left over Australian rain!!However there still was plenty of dairy farming going on! No doubt that will keep James busy at Fonterra !!
After several hours of travel it became apparent that todays mileage will far exceed that of yesterday!!In fact we travelled 152 miles. Thats around 250 kms.No wonder we needed to stop for another coffee at Mokau.
We also encountered some interesting sculptures at Otorohanga. Seemed to be the home of all things kiwiana!!On route found 3 new mystery cars for you to guess at!!
Now at New Plymouth Beach camp, which is nice and quiet. PLUS the sun is out. Yeer our plan worked, here's hoping for tomorrow!!
Mileage so far since leaving Chch 1487 miles= approx 2500 kms!!!