Now at Mangatainoka
Our stay at the Dannevirke Golf Club was very peaceful and despite the ablutions block being fairly rudimentary we did have nice showers. Dot had to use the men’s showers as the ladies was locked despite being told otherwise but as we were the only campers there it was no problem.
This morning we went into Dannevirke to get a few groceries and pay Kiwibank a visit to deposit a cheque. We had received the cheque from the English Insurance company who had originally insured the motorhome. We cancelled the policy once the motorhome had been covered by the marine insurance for the shipment to New Zealand as it is illegal to have more than one policy active at any one time. The refund was supposed to have been paid back into the credit card account from which it had been paid but some nincompoop had other idea’s. Gee’s Wayne!
After lunch we cruised down to Tui Breweries where we were of the understanding that we could overnight in their yard. Upon arrival we spoke to a lady in the shop who agreed that we could stay but suggested somewhere much nicer. Just before the bridge over the river outside the brewery is a lane which leads to a picnic area on the river bank. There is a gate which advises that cattle may be grazing there so please close the gate behind you. However today there were no cattle and we are far enough away from the road not to be annoyed by traffic noise. What a beauty.
We did sample the wares at the brewery and receive our official Tui beer mug for me and Tui coffee mug for Dot before leaving but opted not to take the guided tour which is now $20 a head. We had done the tour on a previous visit many moons ago.