This morning, Tom was sat waiting for to Rachael to come back from the bathroom when he heard a foreign lady having an argument with someone. Turned out that someone was Rachael! When Rach went for a shower, as per usual there was a queue, she finally got to the front when this particular lady must have seen Rachael as an easy target and decided to push in front of her saying they were in a rush and her little girl needed a shower. Clearly Rach was having none of it and told her to queue with everyone else.
When Rachael came out of the showers the woman was waiting for her and called Rachael very rude and uncaring for not letting her little girl have a shower first! Rach stood her ground and fired back at her until to woman turned and walked away. An entertaining morning and it wasn't even 10.00am yet!
The plan for today was to return to Queenstown in search of a decent coat ready for skiing in North America, we failed miserably, they were all far too expensive, problem being, they're not stocked in normal outlets here as its summer.
Went spent an afternoon enjoying the stunning weather on a DoC campsite up yet another gravel track 6 km out of town and had a very quick dip in the freezing cold lake.
It rained the majority of night, and was still raining this morning so we quickly threw a soaking tent in the boot and drove back up to Wanaka hoping there'd be a cabin available for us to stay to dry the tent out.
We arrived in Wanaka and went straight back to the same campsite as our last visit, hoping they had availability, it wasn't to be, so we went to the tourist information found a vacancy 11 km to the west, it was described as "basic and an old fashioned campsite", not sure exactly what that meant we checked in.
The cabin was fine, little more than a wooden shed with a bed it was fine, but to say an Asian kitchen would put the one on the site to shame wasn't an understatement. It was dirty and stank, but at least the cabin was OK!
It turns out the site was huge, must have been 500 metres wide running all along the Wanaka Lake! Everyone had massive tent pitches and boats. That afternoon the weather changed completely and the sun came out. We had a very quiet day catching up on our laundry and reading our books.