Motueka is a little town near Kaiteriteri . J and I woke up early in the morning and decided to go get coffee at Motueka .

 We fed the name Motueka into our GPS but the GPS decided to take us on merry ride around the whole Kaiteriteri area before taking us to Motueka.

So much so that at one point we wondered if GPS was working and thought  we had  lost the way.

 Finally , we did reach Motueka, stopped by at a Dairy (convenience store) and got some good mocha coffee.

Our GPS played the merry go round game again ; round and round we went around till we reached the Kaiteriteri motor camp.

 It was a blessing in disguise as we got to explore the area as well.

Thinking it would be still cold for me, I had packed boots and  walking shoes for the trip; Impractical in the sunny and hot weather.

Being Christmas day Countdown,New Zealand’s equivalent of Kuwait’s Sultan Centre  was closed and I wanted some slippers to walk in, pronto. Spotting another General store near the motor camp, we decided to get to  slippers for all of us to walk around in. And while we were at it, decided to get a sun hat and some hair ties too.( I packed everything except those)

Having got what we wanted, J and I sat looking at the beach for sometime before returning back to the camp to wake up the boys.

We went back to our camp, woke the boys up, and took them back with to us to  this beautiful little town that we passed by

This was the only shop that was open. We got the best chips here! It so happened that the shop owner was Indian too and to seal the special bond of kinship that forms when you meet your countryman in a strange country, he made our chips  extra special. Sure enough it tasted so good!

This made it our favorite shop to go all the four days we were there . He would beam as soon as he saw us walk through the door.  I ‘m sure we were smiling ear to ear too ,knowing we were getting yummy chips made just the way we like it.Warm fuzzy feelings all around .

A few more pictures of the quaint little town

Motueka is a beautiful place that made me spend most of our time there trying to convince  J that we could spend the rest of our lives in……

Even though the convincing did not work, we came back with sweet memories of the place.



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