Before we left Raglan, we had to check out the famous Raglan beach, then onto Hamilton to get diesel and the to check out a neat wee cafe that Dianne and Gary knew just out of Cambridge called the Red Cherry.
We decided on an early lunch and then after more goodbyes, set off for Marton. Gary mentioned going down the western side of Lake Taupo, turning off at Tokoroa. Great idea as there was no traffic to queue behind so Madam decided to have a drive. Now that Rafe is run in and everything has settled down, she found it a doddle.
After stopping briefly at Turangi for a cuppa, went went all the way through to Marton. We arrived about 5pm just before dusk and it was nice to see Gary and Chris again.
The NZMCA park at Marton is a fantastic facility set up with toilets, showers, water and a library. I think I also saw a kitchen there too. To those set this up, well done, a great place to stay.
The next morning, we were off again to Wellington, stopping briefly for diesel at Levin and cuppa shortly after. Arriving at Evans Bay Marina around 1pm, we had plenty of time to get ready for the show at 5pm.
Evans Bay Marina is near the airport and is a well know free camping spot with Potable water, a dump station, toilets and a great view.
Evans Bay is about 15 minutes drive from town, it is $7.50 each in a bus, so we got a cab at $25. Also much more convenient.
The show was fantastic, clever people doing clever things. Every Kiwi should see it. This was our third time going and I’d do it again.
We’re on the ferry to probably Nelson via Blenheim. More tomorrow
My apologies for the strange postings, I’ve been trying out an offline blog program and its been a failure!