1218 – Zero Day at the Blue Duck Cafe

Just another rest day. This one was to miss some rain that doesn’t seem to have eventuated while waiting for the canoes. I am filling it instead with the somewhat random food from the Blue Duck Cafe.

The panini are good but yesterday I bought dinner for $20 without first ascertaining what it was an was given a bowl of rice with some sort of meat on it…..The coffee is OK though.

Cabin fever seems to be edging closer. There is always someone coming in or out or talking. We are dealing with it as best we can. In my case this included a rendition of “We will rock you” played on elastic bands held in toes and teeth with mumbled lyrics.

Another Te Araroa person turned up. She plays the violin but couldn’t carry one so she brought a recorder instead. She’s quite good on it.

Ken kept on trying to call the canoe people and they haven’t returned his calls. It is making him irate. There was a little bit of happiness in my day when I called. I got them straight away. The canoes are coming tomorrow.

I can’t say I really like this place. Although possibly I am not in the best frame of mind. The Blue Duck Cafe is bad and expensive. It is boring. I am usually much better at waiting than this. Whakahoro just isn’t my thing.

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