Our next POP was to be Val McGraths close to Alexandra. The first in New Zealand was provided by Val and her late husband Noel. Still a spritely 80 or so she has a reputation for her wonderful property and friendliness to all fellow NZMCA members.
Autumn is on it's way.Alexandra POP of Val McGrath.The gnome's garden.Val's indoor swimming pool.The inside BBQ alongside the indoor swimming pool. The venue of Val's Saturday BBQ for guests.Lake Dunstan behind the Clyde DamAlexandra's I Site and museum.The Miners Diner in Alexandra.Alexandra's Town Clock high up on cliff face.
Our one night stay soon extended to 2 due to the fabulous site meant our next trip to Lawrence was delayed so that we could enjoy the lovely location.
On to Lawrence and where we visited Gabriels Gully the site of the famous goldmine I had learned about at school and stayed on our own at a fellow NZMCA’s property while they went to a club rally.
A real historic site near Lawrence.Stamping battery from the old Gold rush era.What a gold mine claim might have looked like in the early 1900's.Billy Goat Gruff crossing the bridge.Gabriels Gully Memorial.