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Ocean Rival Journey Log
Adam Power Diana Power
Sun 17 Mar 2019 23:34
We pushed on to Bluff at the very bottom and had an interesting tour of the maritime museum which we had to ourselves. The ferry to Stewart Island was stuck in port due to the high wind so we drove out to Stirling point and fought the wind along the coast path.
We reached a point where a memorial marked loss of a plane that ditched in the sea in 1998.
It seemed an apropriate point for a selfie.
We walked back over the hill which was steeper and higher than I had imagined. We felt underdressed for but fully deserving of the smart restaurant back near the car park and I had a plate of oysters as they seemed to be the local speciality.
Back through Invercargill, this time wihout a second glance, we detoured west to Riverton where I had booked the bnb.
This converted garden shed had its own very nice garden complete with outdoor bath. It was a bit cold for bathing but I see that the sun did come out again despite my earlier claims
that we had none after Hokitika.