Te Anau

We have not got into town yet.

People letting people stay for nothing in their backyards. If you are part of a NZ camper van association or something like that you have access to a list of other campers and landowners who will rent a field or yard to you for a donation or gold coin or even free. As long as your vehicle is self contained. It is an amazing system of generosity.

So much feed. The fields around here are heaving with grass. I would never get this much pasture by mid summer in Illinois.

If you are part of a NZ camper van association or something like that you have access to a list of other campers and landowners who will rent a field or yard to you for a donation or gold coin or even free. As long as your vehicle is self contained. It is an amazing system of generosity.

This place has chickens! And a duck.

The further South we travel the longer the daylight. Last night I crawled into my tent at 10 pm and it was still light enough to read.

OK – Today we will go for a walk into Te Anau. Topo Map here. We are right on the doorstep of Milford Sound. There is a lot to explore here – but more on that later.

Also today we are going to make bagels! Plus more bread. My bread is very popular here.

The bus people sleep in! It drives me crazy! This is why I am happy in my coffin tent. Just me and noisy chickens out here this morning.

( I saw my son lock his car last night in case of thieves but leaving his mum to sleep outside under the trees with nothing but a piece of nylon for protection – I raised my eyebrow).

Talk soon.

Celi

32 Comments on “Te Anau

  1. That is funny! I guess the car is valuable? Thanks for including us along with the noisy chickens!

  2. I live in northern Michigan- the best part of summer is the long twilights we have up here. I would rather sleep in a tent while camping as long as there are no bears!! Beautiful green grass!!!

  3. So many things to see! Thanks for sharing all this with us C.
    Funny note on your son!! Habits are hard to break aren’t they 🙂

  4. Real bread is like real pastry – people can’t get enough of it.
    It’s good to have you back on a daily basis!

  5. I’m absolutely loving your photos, Ceci, and so good to see the chicks and duck! Such a glorious land in which you are travelling! Enjoy! (as I’m sure you are!)

  6. Beautiful. The Land of Waving Grass.
    I guess your son feels the market for stolen Celis might be a bit niche… or perhaps he feels, as I do, that it takes a braver man than most car thieves to mess with this Lady Farmer.

  7. Gorgeous! I wonder if we could use the same system here in the US? Are there sites where you can list that kind of thing?

  8. Love and agree with Kate’s comment 😦 ! Not being a morning person am kind’of sorry sleep leaves you so early. My mornings cuddling pillows as long as I can are such an enjoyable part of my day 🙂 ! Love the area in which you are travelling and really appreciate the great maps you are using – am having such fun enlarging and then getting the total scene . . . have fun !!

  9. I love your pictures. Keep ‘em coming. I think son probably thinks Mom can take care of herself…..and he is probably right.

      • It’s 14 right now at 8:50 Monday morning. The wind has died down a little. Cold but doable. They are saying it will warm up some middle of the week and then we will get more snow…..ugh….I am ready for spring! Enjoy the warmth before you head back here …..☀️❤️

  10. Oh my gosh! Amazing area of beautiful, beautiful New Zealand you are visiting! Did I tell you that after traveling 3 weeks in New Zealand, north and south islands that My John wanted to move there?!?!? Easy to see why!!! Love the photos and the tales!!! xoxoxo

      • No, not nearly enough time in New Zealand! Have you seen the place Chrissy Hellyer is building on the South Island! It is gorgeous with a view of the ocean! I am so thankful to her for introducing me to you!!! xo

  11. Had to laugh about you out there “under the trees with nothing but a piece of nylon for protection…” (To be honest, I think you had the best bed of all Celi… And besides, you weren’t alone out there with all your feathered friends to keep watch!; )

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