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 #159019  by Nut17
 Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:24 am
Sure is !! Not a blade of green grass to be found. Have Just arrived at Weedons NZMCA Park and it is much the same.
 #159026  by hort1
 Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Nut17 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:04 am
Here is one of my photos from that trip - Date stamped 22.02.2018 A very memorable couple of months ;) :TU
It was a memorable trip. You guys made it for us. :TU
 #159293  by Nut17
 Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:55 pm
Have finally dragged Marg away from her family in Christchurch and spent last night at a friends place near Oxford. We did prove that The Elddis could cope with the rough stuff when we parked up for lunch under the Waimak Gorge Bridge for lunch - Until the nor-wester almost blew us back to Christchurch. The concrete has been poured around the new Weedons dump station so this may well be operating when we head back north in early April.
We also called in to check out the new "Willows" NZMCA Park on the banks of the Waimakariri River near West Melton. A nice tidy sheltered secure spot handy for those who are keen to catch a fish. ;)

We are currently parked up at The Ashburton Showgrounds to check out this event https://www.mhftowns.com/towns/ashburto ... show-2020/ before meandering down to Geraldine on Sunday afternoon.
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 #159427  by Nut17
 Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:36 pm
We were intending to spend Sunday night at Peskies POP near Geraldine, but due to the influx of grey nomads heading to the National Rally, that site was full so we made alternative arrangements and parked up at Pleasant Valley Hall. Excellent quiet location and only $3.00 pp / pn. Moved on to the recently redeveloped Tekapo NZMCA Park for Monday night, last night at Twizel Town & Country Club and now on the canal for a few days chasing salmon.
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 #159440  by Nut17
 Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:32 pm
Unsure at this stage David. We have about another 7 days either here or at Round Bush Reserve on Lake Ohau, then off over the Lindis Pass to Cromwell. Waitaki Valley might get missed as we need to get back to Christchurch to follow up on our pending motorhome purchase. Not planning too far in advance at this stage.
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