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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rail Fence Travel Diary

Just where has the last three months gone?  We have towed the caravan down the east coast of the South Island, up the west coast, and in and occasionally through parts of the middle!  A grand total of practically 4000kms!
Every step of the way I have been recording our trip on the rail fence blocks constructed from New Zealand themed fabric especially made for this trip.  Every place we have stayed at, together with the attractions which make any trip special.  And there have been many special memories, such as staying at the Larchview Holiday Park in Naseby, viewing the Petrified Forest in Curio Bay, to enjoying our meal of a dozen Bluff oysters each!  It will be fun stitching all the blocks together when we get home.
DSCF1666 Rail fence travel blocks
And going home we certainly are, we are booked to travel over Cook Strait tomorrow morning.  Here’s hoping for a calm sailing.  We are spending the last two days of our trip here in Picton, known as the Gateway to the South Island.  Most travellers disembark from the ferries, then head straight out of town, and vice versa, for those travelling up to the North Island.  We’ve been guilty of that too, and wanted to spend a little time looking around Picton this time. 
So it’s a matter of keeping our fingers crossed for a smooth sailing tomorrow.  Robin isn’t a good sailor at all, so he will be watching the weather report with more than a little apprehension. 

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