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 We’d already decided to move on to Invercargill,​so off we set. It wasn’t a long journey, so we arrived by about 11:00. First priority (now we were within cellphone coverage) was to book accommodation,​ and with Arts new condition we decided to go upmarket and book a ‘tourist flat’, with en-suite and a small kitchen at the ‘Beach Road Holiday Park’. Well I can’t say it’s very luxurious – in fact it’s downright tatty on the outside, but inside is reasonably large, reasonably decorated and clean. I don’t think we’ll be cooking a cordon bleu meal on the one hotplate and microwave, but there’s a tavern next door with bar meals. We’ll be trying it later... We’d already decided to move on to Invercargill,​so off we set. It wasn’t a long journey, so we arrived by about 11:00. First priority (now we were within cellphone coverage) was to book accommodation,​ and with Arts new condition we decided to go upmarket and book a ‘tourist flat’, with en-suite and a small kitchen at the ‘Beach Road Holiday Park’. Well I can’t say it’s very luxurious – in fact it’s downright tatty on the outside, but inside is reasonably large, reasonably decorated and clean. I don’t think we’ll be cooking a cordon bleu meal on the one hotplate and microwave, but there’s a tavern next door with bar meals. We’ll be trying it later...
-<note tip>I feel sorry for Invercargill,​ it tries very hard to welcome people and has some decent buildings, but is severly handicapped by being very flat and next to the Southern Ocean, next real stop Antartica</​note>​+<note tip>I feel sorry for Invercargill,​ it tries very hard to welcome people and has some decent buildings, but is severly handicapped by being very flat and next to the Southern Ocean, next real stop Antarctica</​note>​
  
 <note tip>​Invercargill Licensing Trust does not allow supermarkets to sell wines and beer, these are obtained from Liquor Shops, but some corner stores sell wine??</​note>​ <note tip>​Invercargill Licensing Trust does not allow supermarkets to sell wines and beer, these are obtained from Liquor Shops, but some corner stores sell wine??</​note>​
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-Then we went off to Invercargill Gardens. These are very nice – nothing amazing, but a nice easy flat walk. The NZ Womens cricket team were playing Australia on the cricket fields – can’t say we stopped long – we’re both the kind of people who think watching cricket is like watching paint dry! There are some good averies ​in the gardens, and we actually got to see a Kaka and a Kea at last! These are both NZ parrots, mainly found in Fiordland now, and very rare. There are also some animal pens elsewhere in the park – not huge, but certainly enough to keep the average child happy for a while.+Then we went off to Invercargill Gardens. These are very nice – nothing amazing, but a nice easy flat walk. The NZ Womens cricket team were playing Australia on the cricket fields – can’t say we stopped long – we’re both the kind of people who think watching cricket is like watching paint dry! There are some good avaries ​in the gardens, and we actually got to see a Kaka and a Kea at last! These are both NZ parrots, mainly found in Fiordland now, and very rare. There are also some animal pens elsewhere in the park – not huge, but certainly enough to keep the average child happy for a while.
  
 <​note>​Enough sandflies to be a nuisance</​note>​ <​note>​Enough sandflies to be a nuisance</​note>​
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