After a relaxed morning sipping tea and chatting with Marcus on his veranda we eventually got back in the saddle.
Marcus had recommend we stop at a backpackers called ‘Wildside’ in Hari Hari some 45km South along a rolling section of the coast as not only was it apparently a super cool spot, but it was also run by his good friends Dan & Kath.
The sun was high in the sky by this point and we set off hot on the heals of a supported tour of retired yanks.
The ride was pleasant with no major climbs and plenty of incredible scenery. Despite being on highway 6 we were treated to large sections of native bush, lakes and a back drop of the Southern Alps and its snow capped peaks.
We noticed a lot more anti 1080 signs as well and had lunch outside a place that was anti everything except hunting as far as we could tell.
As we approached Hari Hari we crossed the most turquoise river full of glacier water, hopefully we will get to see the glaciers for real in a day or two.
As we pulled into Wildside we were meet by Dan and his heli rafting mate Josh as well as Dan’s kids Shay and Dylin. As Josh put it ‘this place is paradise’ and we would be inclined to agree!
We spent a relaxing and placenta evening with them before turning in for the night in the homely Honey House, which is normally reserved for WWOOFers.
Dan has build a lovely home here as well as two amazing self catered cabins for rent, check out his website for more info. They also have a well stocked veg garden, orchard and bee hives. All of which has given us both more food for thought about how we want to live following this trip.