Day 5 - New Plymouth
The road between Hamilton and New Plymouth was interesting. There is little to no cellular coverage for about an hour and a half - which made us techies feel quite isolated. We particularly felt for the owners of the petrol station at Awakino... We also drove through a bug storm. Jeremy actually thought it was raining - it sounded like it - but there were no clouds in the sky and the "rain" wasn't washing off easily - they were bugs. The car needs cleaning now.
We had a good crowd of 34 people turn up for the event which is easily the biggest crowd ever to go to a user group event in New Plymouth.
As Chris had a wedding today, he couldn't be here, but we had arranged a ring-in presenter - Brendan Law who did a great job of filling in for Chris. Brendan flew in and we picked him up from the airport and then dropped him off again afterwards.
On Monday morning we head up to Napier for the next leg of our road trip (which Chris will be back for) and then Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch.
If you haven't registered for one of these events, do it today, and we'll see you there!