A motorbike ride to Thames on Saturday turned into something quite unexpected.
I had no idea the annual Steampunk Festival was on in town that weekend. It looked like every SteamPunk in NZ - maybe the world - was there.
The main street of Thames was spilling over with otherwise average, everyday folk who had transformed themselves into these crazy Victorian -Industrial Age - Wild West characters!
And the street parade was incredible. There were Steampunks as far as the eye could see - they just kept coming!