1370 – 1476 Palmerston North

Due to the 100km of road walking we decided to get the bus from Whanganui to Palmerston North. Walking up the side of a state Highway for 100km just isn’t that much fun.

On the way to the bus station I was going to jump on a tram and have a glass of wine for Dave but unfortunately I was informed that the trams were out of action due to flooding. This was later disputed by someone else but by then it was too late. I was already on the bus.

The bus ride was very good and I spent most of the time talking to the bus driver. He was a very good story teller. I know you aren’t supposed to talk to bus drivers, but hey, he kept his eyes on the road. I was glad we hadn’t walked this part. There isn’t much verge on the side of the road and there are a lot of cars and trucks.

We got off in the centre of town, in the square. Palmerston North is bigger than I thought but so far nice. I think I will rest here tomorrow and hopefully Gareth and Emily will get my messages so I can go and see them.

There are homeless people here too. The last ones I saw were up in Hamilton. It is a strange country we live in.

Hindsight

  • Although there is a lot of road walking others who it part said there were some good parts.
  • I would have liked to have seem Bulls.

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