Hugh and I are continuing to travel south, regardless of the weather.
Wednesday, after a night of rain, we set off, to travel south, via Murchison and Lewis Pass . A lot of gear changes, torrential rain, traffic galore, as all the trucks and cars were diverted from the usual highway north. Then a massive hail storm,amid thunder and lightning.The hail piled up on the windscreen, and we saw the lightning, as the hail drowned out the thunder.
Hamner Springs, we had one night there,
and today drove through Culverden, Timaru,
Waimate, and onto Oamaru.All photos courtesy of the Internet.
At each place we looked for a bed, a cottage, anything??? I had to check in at a butcher in Oamaru, for some ham and bacon to go back to the farm.While the 2 lovely young men were trying to find the cured goods,I said “ I really do not care about that.All I want is a bed tonight”!! One young man replied.” You can have one at my home” and a lovely, kind , generous lady behind me said “ No, don’t stay with him, I have a bed, stay with us”,She went along to the Nissan, where Hugh was waiting, and said, “Stay here and wait for me, You are staying with us tonight”.
I could have cried with relief, instead, smiled so much.
Photos tomorrow once I find the photo transfer cable, but we have had a wonderful meal, a lovely evening together,such genuine real dinkum South Island hospitality.
Tomorrow onto Dunedin and a little further south.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Real generosity is sharing your home
with a total stranger,
and expecting nothing in return”
Greetings from Jean.