This is the view from the front of our home, weather not as dismal as photo looks. We enjoyed our wilderness experience last night with a bbq, sautéed pots, sweet corn and salad. However stargazing didn’t really happen as clouds came in a bit. This morning broke camp......
The roads were really busy for NZ but everyone coming north, biggest vintage air show in the country was held in Wanaka yesterday so many vintage cars, equipment plus planes, bi planes in the sky etc all making their way north.
We made a side trip to see some clay cliffs, good geology but the 6 km of unmade road made everything shake in the van. We made it to just outside Wanaka by two pm and found a regular campsite where we have this view. After last night not so keen on having neighbours, but never mind.
I have however done some laundry ( these things become important when your on the road! )
After lunch and washing went into Wanaka proper, lots of development going on and some serious posh properties along the lakeside. Lots of campervans and tourists in town so did some more food and wine shopping ( can’t afford to run out of either if we are going to do some more wilderness camping) . Our van while equipped with every mod con , WiFi , DVD player, microwave, bathroom that we can turn into drying room by rerouting heater ,! Is cosy for two and easier to park, manoeuvre and so far seems economical on diesel than some of the big beasts on the road and certainly big enough when you can’t remember where you put the phone charger! Still trying to find logical homes for things so we feel organised but there is certainly enough space but perhaps not enough for an argument!
Maybe it is the quality of the light today, if you don’t see any development, this part could be the Lake District, we used to have some Heaton Cooper prints of the Lakes that captured the exact same colours. Meanwhile Andrew thinks I’m writing a book and is off to find the dump station so we can get rid of our grey waste and