Day 7 - Thursday
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Whew, I was starting to feel like I was on a NZ version of Lost! I finally got off the island. The two former Sally Browns had a private 14 seat airplane to Auckland. She went on to Wellington and I went to my hotel in Auckland. I had a nice lamb kebab dinner at a place called Café Midnight Express, headed back to the hotel.
I had a rather long and uneventful morning waiting for a shuttle to pick me up and take me to my campervan at 9 am. I watched the news to see if the weather forecast was going to be nice anywhere and its pretty much all the same ��" a little chilly, rain coming and going.
I arrived at the park to find some men working with hundreds of sheep. 850 or so. They ran each one through a chute and ran an ultrasound type scanner over each one. They determined if they were pregnant with one or twins or none. Twins were marked, all the pregnant ones were kept but the “dry” ones were sorted out. I asked later and it seems that those were the ones headed to the dinner plate!
The park is nice and I am tired even tough it is only 1 pm.
Afterwards, I went back to my van and got set up for the night. It’s a bit crowded but fine for one person, maybe two if you’re close! I parked in my private campground field, hung up my wet clothes, and tucked in for the night, hoping to hear a kiwi call. But alas, no such luck!