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... lingered over breakfast and didn't leave the campsite until 11.30 pm, outrageous! So much for 6.30am starts. There was a crazy golf course directly opposite the campsite, so naturally Jon wanted to have a go. It was actually quite good fun and even Jon found some of the holes difficult. There was a waterwheel on one, and we couldn't get the balls to go through, until we realised that Jon had been spinning it the wrong way...you had to be there. Anyway, no doubt ...
... for a Chinese tour group to move out our photographs we head to our first overnight stop in Oamaru. Sam is currently in charge of navigating, we are doing the trip old school and using maps rather than a sat nav! However every time I ask Sam how far we have to go he tell me 'about 2cm's' or 'not far Gem, only about 5mm's', I seriously need to look at the map key tomorrow so I know what the hell he is talking about! Currently cooking dinner in out apartment a yummy chicken pasta ...
... boulders just before the tide came in. We probably wouldn’t have stayed in Oamaru, longer than the 10 days we’d planned, if it wasn’t for the people we met (including Wong the wise Malaysian who gave me goodbye chocolate!). We chilled a long while, chatting, painting and partying in the shed and felt sad to leave everyone but we’re excited to move away from beach towns and towards big lakes.
Onwards, to Christchurch.
Our next main destination was Dunedin however Oamaru was in a good spot to break the journey over night so we decided to stop here. The town itself had a quaint feel about it with some impressive buildings and an open and airy high street. On top of all of this the guidebook advised that we could catch a glimpse of penguins if we were in the right place at the right time. There were two options for doing this, the first involved paying for ...
... the scenery to that of parts of Scotland. This is not the first time this comparison has been made but as the following day unfolded we really felt like we had arrived in New Zealand.
Lake Tekapo appeared on the horizon suddenly and spectacularly with bright blue shimmering water set amongst misty mountains and yellow trees. As we pulled over to get a closer look it was clear that the temperature had plummeted by several degrees ...
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