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... In a rock shelter which lies on an ancient pathway following the Waitaki River from the mountains to the sea are uninterpreted symbols but clearly legible are people riding horses and possible Europen sailing ships. Back on the east coast we headed a short way south to Oamaru. It is renowned for its attractive townscape and gardens, intact Victorian precinct and harbour, neoclassical stone buildings, the most accessible penguins in the country and of course Oamaru's Steampunk HQ! It ...
... were surrounded by students in fancy dress who had clearly already started the party! We headed to SeaFest to meet Emma (an old work friend of Debi) and Rob who now live in Christchurch along with some of their friends. The afternoon was spent sampling local drinks and listening to live music. Sunday Harri took us the couple of hours south to Christchurch. Despite having been warned by the locals it we were still shocked to see how ...
... van to get some extra layers and some supplies. Having added these extra layers we then spotted a fur seal lying on the beach who was then joined by a second seal a little while later. These guys were fairly big and we've since discovered will probably have discouraged a number of penguins from coming ashore. That said not long after they turned up we saw our first penguin. He walked in the perfect spot for us to get a good view of him ...
... Mueller Glacier (which has retreated in a similarly dramatic fashion). We managed to see most of Mount Cook, with only the very top in cloud a definite improvement on yesterday but the cloud was already rolling in and the view deteriorated in the few minutes we spent watching it. Time to leave this area now, with a touch of sadness. We had decided to move back out to the East Coast for a couple of days with Oamaru being the stopping point for today. Rachel had ...
... animal rescue as we found an injured bird...cue a trip to the bird doctor for Steph later in the day. We said our farewells and followed Steph towards highway 16 where she branched off into the city. We are leaving Lyttleton with pretty mixed emotions. It's been amazing seeing Steph and her family. It's been a very long time, far too long! The generosity and friendship these guys showed us has been amazing. If you're reading Steph and co, we will definitely be back, and a ...
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