Saturday, October 31, 2009

South Island - Our Intrepid Journey Day 11 -13 29 - 31 Oct 2009

Marton - Feilding - Foxton - Shanon - Mangahao

After spending the night, 29 Oct, at a POP in Marton.

 The following day, 30 Oct, we first headed to Feilding.

 Where we were in time to catch the local market restocking with a few items.

 Passing through Palmerston North we headed to Himatangi Beach for night. 
Due to a lot of sand blowing around I didn’t take any chances with the camera. Again we stayed at a POP.

 31 Oct we headed for Foxton Beach and then toFoxton. 

The town is dominated by a working flour grinding windmill.

 And the locals quite friendly.

 From Foxton we headed to Shanon.

 Where the train no longer stops.

 However just out of Shanon is the Mangahao Power Station.

 Where the white water of the tailrace and stream is enjoyed by those in kayaks.

 We could have free camped the night but in the end decided to head to a POP at Otaki.

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