Day 13. Don and Pamela decided on a trip to Hunterville and asked us if we would like to join them. We accepted as we were to travel across countryside we had never seen before. Our journey up took us over the hills to eventually over look the Rangitikei River. From Stormy Point look out we could see where the Rangitikei River and presumably earthquake movement had carved out numerous terraces over 400 000 years across the Rangitikei leaving an awesome view.
In Hunterville we stopped for coffee and petrol and had a look around the few shops that exist.
One of them is a second hand dealer selling just about anything and everything including cars. Vehicles on sale today were a low light Morris Minor Circa 1948, a 105 E Anglia repainted and part converted for racing, a Morris Oxford circa 1950, an Austin A30 for $850 and a Ford Zodiac which had been in storage for years and was in reasonable condition. We also saw the memorial to the Huntaway Dog without which farming around this hilly countryside would be nigh on impossible.
These big dogs have the stamina to run up and down hills and bark loudly at the the cattle or sheep driving them down out of the hills to where the farmer wants them. Here smaller Border Collies take over the mustering.