Motueka, 50 min. from Nelson
Here we are ! We finally met our future camper van in an unexpected place..
Welcomed with a 'hey guys, you get lost on way ?' ... despite the fact that we were in front of the house since 10 minutes, but the men was telling us he was not seeing us, haha
Around 80 years old, a kid-like smile with the front teeth lost, small glasses and white thin hair, the man makes us visit his camper van in detail. It looks like he knows a lot about cars, he has super well maintained the van and he shows us his beautiful vintage garage where he used to repair his beautiful collection cars from yesteryear :-).
Drinking a really hot cup of black tea in the living room on small table, under old pictures of his cars hanging on the wall, he asks us where we were planning to sleep and proposes us to sleep in the guest room. We think we will have time to discuss between us about it, but it looks like it is already decided for him because he immediately shows us the room.
We spend the evening with him, understanding how to set up the roof box, tidying up camping stuffs, looking if everything is ok with the car, until the sun decides to go to sleep and lets a starry sky shine trough small groups of clouds. ..tonight we can sleep quietly, tomorrow won't be a looking-after-a-camper-van day anymore. The road will be ours :-)
..we now just need to find our van a nice short name ;-) !