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Travel Blogs from Twizel
So we have been back in Twizel since Tuesday and things have slowed down a lot! I can honestly say its actually nice to be relaxing and not moving about after the rush of last weekend! We fly out of New Zealand, Sydney bound, a week today.....and from then on it will all be go go go for at least 4 weeks! I think we have 5 flights packed into that 4 week period, so i'm making the most of staying still while I can!
... the hill – I have done 50mph on a bike but this hill and the gearing was not going to let that happen.
And then it was time for the first major fail of the trip – the accommodation is low grade motel stock and really very shabby and nasty. I don't object to staying in motels – quite the opposite – but I do when I have paid for a luxury trip. Still, the food was plentiful and ...
... 20k on the bumpiest gravel and an increasing dose of saddle sore I made the bus. I was tempted to redo the 25k from yesterday back to Twizel but the realisation that the rides get longer from here made me see sense!
Now off to dinner and a very early night!
By the numbers
Miles/KM run: 20/33
Miles/KM Hiked: 65/105
Miles/KM cycled: 53/85
What I read: A lot of invective (from both sides of the argument) about ...
... 8211; good views to Mt Cook and nice vistas over the lake but nothing to magical; I think tomorrow will be better as we head to the top of the trail at Mt Cook Village.
The day was finished with a slap up feed – I had a most excellent frittata with curried potato salad and a pea and cashew nut salad – try that one it is delicious. I also had one of everything from the desert tray – ooo my stomach hurts J
... today, the Lake’s teal colour is amazing. Arrived at our lodge “Peppers” at 3-15 and we had travelled 112kms. Our rooms at Peppers are very small but 4* for quality beds and bathrooms. We are in 805A the “B” rooms have a Lake view and a lounge up stairs and a big bathroom very nice indeed.We had drinks at 6pm then we our evening meal at the Peppers restaurant, very nice, Lorraine had salmon, Di steak, Don & I had venison. All the meals ...