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The kiwi bus picked us up from Wellington and brought us across the Cook Strait to Picton on the Interislander ferry ($55 one way). We were still docked in Wellington when the first of the earthquakes occurred but only felt a small shudder of the boat and didn't put two and two together until the captain announced it over the intercom a short while later. It took 2.5 hours to cross to the South Island with ...
Words cannot describe how beautiful New Zealand is! The past few days have been spent exploring Abel Tasman National Park, one of the most scenic places here. Luckily, it has also warmed up tenfold! Pictures don't really do this country justice, but it is by far the most beautiful place I've ever been. You can literally go from Snow capped mountains to beaches in a matter of an hours ...
... comes across. We ended up winning the pub quiz and picking up a $70 drinks tab. That's not to say I didn't hold my own, getting in early with the answer to the second question (what number do two opposite sides of a die add up to) and pulling it out of the bag for movie taglines and the music round. The latter was played by the guy in charge on guitar and was a lot of sixties and seventies. I had to call him out on claiming stairway to heaven was a 60's ...
... and I went and joined the team of "5 Chicks and a Dick" for the pub quiz. We didn't do so well (we may have been 3rd from last) but we had a good giggle as well as a moan that the music round was too hard and made for oldies; the parents reading this would have done well!
The next morning Laura and I did something we haven't done for over 8 months: Work! Of course we didn't do this for nothing; we were getting a free nights accommodation out ...
... on the steering, I didn't realise but it turned out that Anna had turned into the Queen and was unable to carry out any tasks herself, she was more than helpful at barking out orders though. Eventually we made it across the bay, my lungs felt like a couple of flame throwers, my hands covered in blisters, life was draining from me but then her majesty up front shouted look and to my amazement a seal had poked his head up next to our kayak and another was sunning ...
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