25.03.2016 - 25.03.2016 18 °C
On a day when pretty much everything is shut, it was fitting we had 377km to drive, oh, and one special pop-in.
A lazy holiday sleep-in was first. Then a fry up for breakkie at our backpackers. After a stressful week leading up to the holiday, having these simple pleasures were just the best way to relax into holiday mode.
On the road after 10am, cruising through beautiful Waipara and north Canterbury. Coffee at Amberley, a crawl around cones in Christchurch, then on to Hinds. Why? We had to meet Libbey and Tana. Libbey is a breeder, well actually a farmer. Tana is our puppy to be. It was so good to meet them. Settled my nerves a lot.
Back on to Timaru for a late lunch, then on to Oamaru. A walk down to the old town. Ironically, the last 1km of the a2o trail, with signs to remind us. We laugh trying to imagine how we will feel next Friday riding it. Steam punk alive and well in the Victorian precinct. Loved the ghost train. Then back to the Top 10 for a quiet evening. Ignoring what lies ahead, great road trip day.