But we call it Motueka. We had been told about a wonderful place to freedom camp close to the Motueka Estuary. So we set out to find it, wow what a view. Honey was lucky enough to have fresh fish for dinner as well, unfortunately there was not enough for us. Good excuse to go back next week weather permitting.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
We headed back over the Takaka Hill towards Motueka. We decided to find a nice spot on the coast for lunch.
Monday, 24 April 2017
Some of the clearest water in the world. These beautiful Springs are only about 6 km’s out of Takaka and Tapu to the Maori, well worth a visit.
Sunday, 23 April 2017
Leaving Pohara our plan was to head north towards Farewell Spit where the whales beached recently. Stopping off at a lovely little place that was once a country school. The grounds are open to our members for a donation. Beautifully maintained but unfortunately we were not to meet the owners. We were recommended this spot by some other campers we met at Pohara who we will catch up again next week at a Nelson NZMCA rally in Wakefield.
Saturday, 22 April 2017
Friday, 21 April 2017
I never thought I would find another hill that I disliked more than the Rimutaka Hill in the north island. But boy I have now, my friend had made a comment about Takaka Hill as she knew I was prone to travel sickness and was surprised we had made the trip. Never again! and we need to return again (only one road access in and out) or perhaps we’ll stay here forever.
We left Motueka in brilliant sunshine yesterday after the boss had inspected the local Menzshed first. Not like home, all in a container. An hour and a half later we pulled into Takaka.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Leaving Westport on Tuesday morning we headed for Murchison where we planned to stay for a night after catching up on the laundry.
Sunday, 16 April 2017
The bridge in the background is the original road bridge which had a very sharp “S” bend on and off the bridge approach. Thank goodness it has been replaced.
Moving on to Westport we opted to stay over the Easter break and sit out the holiday traffic on the roads and spend some quality time relaxing. Firstly taking a trip out to the lighthouse for a little bit of sea fishing. Needless to say we didn't have fish for tea. Easter Monday we wandered into town, a round trip of nearly 6km’s to checkout the shops and have lunch at Subway.