July 22, 2008
July 9, 2008
Left Auckland at 2.30am with Feebee as team mascot. It should have been a sign when it was snowing before Taupo heading south. Desert Road was closed but this allowed us Aucklanders to have a bit of a play in the snow..
Waiouru looked stunning all covered in snow (guess people dont call Waiouru stunning very often). The rest of the trip down was pretty uneventful and we arrived in extremely cold Wellington at about midday.
On the way back the snow started pretty early on in the trip - again you would have thought we would have taken heed but nope...
Got turned around at Taihape and ended up having to backtrack through Marton to Wanganui. This is the rest stop at Taihape!
We couldnt find any accomodation in Wanganui or Patea so we ended up smuggling Feebee into a lovely motel in Hawera!
The drive back from the Naki is filled with a long gorge so although we left at around 7.30am we didnt end up getting home till well after midday
If there is any mention of shitty weather when we take it down to be tuned i am staying at home!