05/03 Chilling in Invercargill (SI) – 7,448kms (10kms travelled today).

Mar 05, 2020

Kick back day today exploring the local Hardware store (EHayes) where Burt Munro’s original Indian Scout (The World’s fastest Indian) is displayed as well as his original bike trailer working tools and broken bits which he referred to as "Offerings to the God of Speed" .… as well as replicas from the Movie. We loved these as well as many other historic motorbikes, cars and tools displayed throughout the shop, it was quirky but very cool and enjoyable. From here it was to the Bill Richardson Transport Museum for the boys and Queens Park for the girls before we all lunched at the Grille Café at the Museum and then a quiet afternoon.

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The World’s Fastest Indian, he (Burt Munro) really was a crazy old bugger as well as incredibly committed and passionate about achieving the speed records he pursued. Was great to see how the whole community has embraced him rather than writing him off as just a silly old bugger.

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Queens Park Entrance main gates with the Band Rotunda in the distance. The park was extensive and stunning.


Rose Garden at Queens Park.

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Another shot at Queens Park, very peaceful and restful place as well as lots of places for people to be active as well.

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The Old Town Hall & Civic Theatre.


First Church.


The Old Water Tower, incredible brickwork (as it was on the church as well).


A specie bathroom at the Bill Richardson Road Transport Museum. All sorts of great examples of yesteryear.


Norm’s all-time favourite here, the TEXACO Fuel tanker.


No 1 Bedford Bus with some of the crew.


A Kenworth log skidder!


Norm’s 2nd favourite which he would love to have to drive around town in.