In the morning went for a walk near Te anau on the Kelper Track a nice walk but Keeley did have to negioate another swing bridge. We then set off back towards Invercargill a different route to the one on the way up. We managed to find the house in Greenhills with few problems as there are few houses. We had to come into the house from the back and kids seemed to be everywhere. Jen and Sean staying with Sean's brother Paul and his family meaning five kids. It reminded me of holidays with the Coisers all six of us kids. That evening we fed the animals Paul pulled the roosters tail off when trying to catch it. The kids had good fun trying to chase the chickens back into the coup. Played a bit of football before dinner. Dinner was great a mountian of potatoes and vegetarian quiche. Sean and Paul's parents were also staying so we had a full house after reading to the kids we decided to play a game called Articulate. The game was great fun Sean and Pauls dad got quite frustrated when people did not understand his cryptic clues.
The next day we went to the bluff which was very windy a nice climb but felt in dnager of being blown out to sea. Had fish and chips the blue cod caught that day was delicious. In the afternoon with Jen we took five kids to the beach the sun was shining when we left. At the beach the wind was picking up but we went out anyway after five minutes however the rain started pouring. Worried that Tula may be blown away to sea we scopped up wet kids and ran back to the car. We all cleaned ourselves in a soapy bowl when we got back to the house. That evening spent in much similair fashion but without Articulate.
The morning we were up early to get a headstart on the driving. However due to problems I had burning CDs it took us hours. Tula and Finn had lots of fun dressing up while I struggled. We did eventually get off before lunch. It had been good fun to be with a family again after seven months on the road. We stopped in Riverton for lunch a nice beach but a bit nippy. Further down the road we stopped at monkey island which you can walk to during low tide. It was not low tide but we waded out anyway. The sun was now shining and it was good to be in the sea. Surprisingly it was not that cold. Keeley fell over in the waves I thought she was just posing for a photo. We dryed ourselves off at the back of the van only to see a broken tail light and no idea how it happened.
Spent the night in Te anau again at the same camp in the same campsite. In the morning we went on another part of the Kelper Track starting at Rainbow Reach and more swing bridges Keeley not happy at how these bridges are everywhere. Keeley got some boots and we headed down to Milford sounds.