21.03.2008 - 26.03.2008 24 °C
A fortnight before my big overseas trip and what am I doing driving down to Napier (approx 400 km) for a week to watch Test cricket. can I afford the time away from travel planning ... No .. but it is cricket and there is no cricket test in Auckland this year and with Easter being during the Third Test a few Aucklanders decided to make the trip.
21st Easter Friday late afternoon picked up Flash (David Gordon) and after a detour back home to pick up my forgotten cellphone it was off in surpisingly light Easter Traffic to the thriving metropolis of Tokoroa 200km down the country.
Tokoroa is a Timber Town with a reputation of being rough and ready. Chose this because Easter Friday accomodation fully booked in places like Napier and Taupo. I arranged it a month ago and my call was the first the new owners had had .. they didn't know anything about getting credit card details then and hadn't progressed much further in the month in between . We decided to find somewhere for a beer, stumbled into a private Working Mens Club and were half way through the first beer before noticed the locals staring at the "Dorklanders" .. Managed another beer before leaving as an early start to the Hawkes Bay next day for the test Start at 10.30 AM