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Lyn & John Jarden’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018

Location: Gisborne, New Zealand

MapAfter yesterday's excitement, the drive to Gisborne was almost without incident, we visited Tikitiki, Ruatoria, Te Puia Springs and then Puaua, and Makarori Beach on the way into Gisborne. Filled up with fuel and got rid of the dump but no sooner had we finished this than the heavens opened up, the rain was so heavy and lasted a fair while that all the roads were flooded and we could only travel about 5km/hr.
It was good to catch up with Maurice and Lyn spent some time with Richard Bernstein , unfortunately Richard is going through Chemo for prostate cancer and his Daughter Aimee who lives in London has had to have a breast off and she too is having chemo.
That night the temp dropped and Maurice insisted we sleep inside, it was too cold to sleep outside.
Next day it was off to Napier and Perfume Point again for the night. It was a good trip down and we arrived to our usual pRk with no issues, a small shop, tea and the Lyn beat me at Crib and Rummyoh. Just proves you can teach some people too much!!!!!
Thursday morning off to Ormondville and the family. They had just got their first two calves and had to learn how to feed them, it was good being a bystander!!
Friday saw us off home 3800 km after we had set out.
It has been a great holiday and as usual we have seen lots of sights that we did not expect, but that's Caravnning.