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Day 80: Tuesday 21st May 2013

Homeward Bound; but first anyone for a push start?

overcast 21 °C

We woke and set about getting organised. Martin wanted to do some exercise and I wanted to sew the rest of my country badges onto my main bag: I only had New Zealand to go and a couple to fix. After that we both set about organising our bags and the van I even managed to capitalise on a short spell of clear skies and sunshine to take some photos of the view. Once packed and all sorted we headed to the museum: we had a few hours before we had to up get the van back and wanted to see the museum: we had heard really good things about it.
The museum lived up to its reputation: set over three floors settlement history, the natural landscape and the various wars. We spent about two hours looking around before it was time to leave. We got back into the car only to find that we had once again left the lights on...and the battery was again flat! It looked like we were finishing as we started in a carpark with a flat battery although this time we needed to be back to the van rentals within the hour!
We were very lucky a camera crew came back to their van which was parked next to us and helped Martin push whilst I steered and we tried to get the van going. It started and we got on our way. The heavens opened and we arrived back at the van rental in torrential rain. We returned the van and got a lift to the airport. We spent the next few hours in the airport waiting for our departure, we had a long night ahead of us, in fact a long 25 hours!

Posted by Jolley-Jarvis 05:05 Archived in New Zealand

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