Day 144 – Friday 14th October 2016

A whole day on the road…
Today we spent the whole day driving with the intention of getting as close to Wellington as possible without having to incur the inevitably inflated prices.
We set off at just gone 10:00 with Google Maps telling us that the drive would take a little over four hours, so anticipated it taking around six. Our only stops were for fuel and by 14:00 we found ourselves just over an hour away, when we decided to find a place to stay. All of the campsites in Wellington cost in excess of $35 per person per night which was a little more than we’d budgeted for, so instead of heading all the way into the city we stayed just outside in a place called Battle Hill Farm Park. Being no more than ten minutes off of State Highway one it was very easy to find, and before we knew it we’d parked up and finally had some time to just chill out. The afternoon seemed to fly by, and although we didn’t get up to particularly much it was still really nice. We played cards for a while until we’d run out of games, then tried to make a game up which is a lot more difficult than it sounds, but was actually quite funny. 
We still needed to arrange a ferry to the South Island for either Sunday or Monday but didn’t know whether to spend one or two more days here, so let that decision wait until the last minute. Just before bed it started to rain, but we nodded off quickly enough, both eager to get to sleep so that we could make the most of the capital tomorrow. 

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About danstravelling

Dan Somogyi. Travelling the world 2016/17 with my girlfriend Abbie.
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