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Published: January 4th 2006
Greetings from the east coast - wine country. After hot footing it from Wellington after our return from the batch we headed out to the Taraua range of mountains where scenery is free and everything else coasts lots of cash - lot. Called the millionaires row of NZ.
We were ucky enough to go to a wine tasting at a very snazzy wineyard where we decided is pretty near impossible to tell the difference between a $10 and a $60 bottle of wine - well almost. Anway the cheese platter and the wines were all very tasty.
We then drove out into the mountains fo a spot of camping and were met with perhaps the most rain i've ever experienced in a tent - still with a very British stiff upper lip we braved the storn and at 1.07am evacuated from the tent to Frank who kept us safe, if not a bit cramped untill the morning light. It was all jolly good fun though and much fun was had by all. Also a highlight was our daring break from the mountains down a little track which saw us have to brave an overflowing ford - took about half an hour to pluck up the courage to cross but Frank did us pround and the back end was only slightly wobbly as we went across. After a brief stop in Masterton from tea and scones we decided to break from our surrogate family (very odd to leave the, after about 2 weeks - and sad - feels like theres omething missing at the moment) and head off to Napier while they went for another night of camping (insanity).
Anyway we're safe and sound in a backpacker lodge in Napier now, cooking for ourselves and enjoying freedom again.
The possibility of a free tour around a sheep tanning factory becons tommorow - yeah.
Always nice to be missed (thanks liv) i'm sure the social was pumping.
see yo oon.
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