Above board and ready to go
The Kiwi Blog Bus was today inspected by the men with all-seeing eyes at VTNZ and was passed for a new Certificate of Fitness – phew!
For the non-kiwis amongst my readers I should explain that this is a six monthly check carried out to ensure your vehicle is safe and road worthy.
It’s not really a problem for many modern cars (although I once had my car fail as I was driving around with a nail stuck in the tyre!) but when you drive a 1981 Japanese bus you do keep your fingers crossed that you get good news.
We also put some more vehicle registration (road tax) onto the Kiwi Blog Bus so we’re officially all legal and ready to go again.
So all being well we can now have a few days away over the Easter weekend.
There’s still a small problem to work around … we need to buy a new house battery as last week the old one went fizzle, crackle and pop like a bowl of breakfast cereal.
Until we’ve got this sorted (eg. got a bit more $$$’s in the bank account) we are going to try running the house electrics from a spare car battery.
We are not expecting this to be very successful.
Hence, I may need to find a camping spot for the weekend where an electricity hook-up is available.
I will be checking my trusty NZMCA travel directory (aka The Bible) for some possible locations and will get back to you on where we’re heading.
We’re probably not looking at anywhere too remote as we need to be somewhere that the Easter Bunny will still find us.