WARD – CHEVIOT (28-29/01/09)Wpisał Bobuszka, data Luty 17th, 2009
A couple of days down the road we woke at Ward to gale force winds and squally showers. We waited on the storm blowing itself out but in the end as it was impossible to cycle we settled for an enforced rest day. We then took the opportunity to get this blog up to date as far as Wellie.
They have strange drinking habits in Ward; the only pub in the place which had been closed on our first night there was simply buzzing with customers the next night.
Before coming to NZ I was under the impression that Kiwis were a gregarious beer swilling party loving nation. Another night in another one pub town called Cheviot confirmed my observation that, apart from Wellington and Christchurch, New Zealand pubs close at 9pm and people are tucked up in bed by 9.30.
The next day was a brilliant day’s cycling on a fairly flat road along the coast and much time spent observing the seal colonies at Ohau Point . Somewhere during this day we crossed latitude 42 degrees South and celebrated with Polish picnic speciality – salami and jam sandwiches – see photo.