The day dawned grey but not raining!! Whew!!!
We got the kids packed up, fed them breakfast, got lunch made and distributed.... meanwhile I popped down to the District Nurse's office and had my final IV antibiotic and the lure removed. Freedom!!!
And off we went for the day.
The lady conductor gave us a history of the train and the kids we able to either sit inside or go out onto the open truck (carriage).
After morning tea and toilet stops at the Waikino Station (and coffee for the teacher and grown ups), we trekked across the carpark, under the road and over the river to the derelict site of the Victoria Battery.
Luke, the proprietor, is a karaoke mate, and he did a great deal for us.
And it was early to bed for the kids that night. All settled in before 9:00pm to listen to the rhythm of the pouring rain.... and hear the fire station horn go off to tell us that someone had lost control of their car in the flooding on the way into town!!!