Trip Start Sep 27, 2006
32Trip End Apr 27, 2007
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After that we head back along the gravel road to find a just gone car in a ditch and further along annother van with its front window smashed to smitherines! It brough back bad memorys of the time it happened to the rear window of are van! People just go to fast and send the gravel flying when they turn corners. Thankfully and no doubt due to my skillfull driving we got to curios bay and a normal road, without incident.
Here I pulled up to look at the beach and was pleased to find some pumping surf! We didn't have much time but I managed to get a quick sesion in anyway, the winds were so strong offshore though that catching waves was hard and I have got a bit inept in the time ive been landlocked, still I got 2 good ones.
Later that day we made our way to owaka, the largest of the small towns along the coast and the only place with facilltys for camping.
We tryed our trick of just paying for one person, instead of $14 per person to save money, but when I pulled in the owner had allreay seen bas sat in the front, so I paid for two instead, (which we split 3 ways)
this was pretty scetchy as the campsite was very quiet and the owner was a guy from lancashire, some what like a character from the league of gentleman
Anyway we drove back to papatowa the next day, but the surf looked to big and scary with strong ofshores weird rips, and nobody out, so I gave it a miss and we drove on to Kaka point, annother qauint coastal town with nothing much to do, we did however drive to nuggets piont where we got to see yellow eyed penguins, a very rare breed of penguin, and also seals and seal pups, they were to far away to tell if they were sea lions or not but still pretty cool. Photo's taken, the next day we drove to Dunedin.