Roaring Meg power station in the Kawarau Gorge.
Thursday, 30 March 2017
Leaving Te Anau and Lake Manapouri after a beautiful day we headed for Lumsden for the night.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Not the famous Brunel Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol in the United Kingdom, but New Zealand style. We freedom parked here with several others.
This lovely old Country church was saved by a local florist. Now used as his storeroom. He grows Gentians which grow very well in the cooler climate. Once all grown for the export market it now all stays in NZ.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
This magnificent restoration was used in America as shown. It then became a water carrier until it was left to rust away in a shed. Bill imported it and took 4 years to restore it. The American’s came knocking with an open cheque book to buy it back only to be told it’s NOT FOR SALE.
Sunday, 26 March 2017
The NZMCA park looked a bit better than when we had been here 5 years ago. A new meeting room had been built with a walking track in the bush behind.
Leaving in the morning we headed for Slope and Waipapa Points. The road to Slope was so bad we gave it a miss. The road to Waipapa was also bad but only 5 kms but very very corrugated and Gypsy Rover was not impressed. Neither were we. We managed to view a three sea lions on the beach having play fights before having lunch and heading to Fortrose to spend the night freedom parking. Sorry no photos of the sea lions, flat battery in the camera.
Next stop Ascot Park in Invercargill.
Saturday, 25 March 2017
We had arranged our arrival at Curio Bay to view the penguins arriving home for the night. They come home after a busy day fishing around dusk.
After a couple of hours and freezing temperatures we decided to give the game away. Luckily we had managed to view the penguins on an earlier visit in 2012.
We headed off to the NZMCA property at Niagara Falls for the night after a meal of freshly caught blue cod and chips.