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... on in Germany, except with a beautiful lake and mountains in the background. The skates were really weird, it was impossible to get them tight, and both we both felt that it shifted our center of gravity forward too much. We were both afraid to try to go backwards! Despite this, we were both the best skaters on the ice ;)
After skating, we went to the hot springs. They were not actually natural hot springs, more like ...
It is amazing how quickly you can get used to being warm and not having to wrap up. Being down south though I have started to experience again all those things that I haven't had to deal with very much since I started travelling. For example: 1. Going for a walk and layering up, only to remember half way up a massive hill that your body warms as you exercise so you end up carrying 5 layers, hat, scarf and gloves! 2. The fact that it takes so much longer for ...
... of Mt. Everest with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay; the story was very moving, primarily narrated by Hillary himself. Sir Edmund Hillary was on hand to open the Alpine Center, but passed away only three weeks later. He is honoured in many ways here in New Zealand, including gracing the NZ $5 bill.
As we left the area we were blessed with a rainbow across the ...
... Bill hauled in our big cardboard box from the car which contained our miscellaneous foodstuffs--Stephanie inquired what was in the box, and Bill said something like, "It's our food. We didn't want to leave it rotting in the car," or something like that. It was one of those awkward moments. You'd have to be there.)
The weather was pretty fierce, with alternating sunshine and clouds, wind and rain. We drove up to the top of Mount John and visited the University ...
... drill. So, our 'lazing in the sun' day became a 'hiding out in the camper van' day. Still, we made the most of it and by morning, it had passed. The next day we did what we've come to do best and found a hill to climb, this time in the form of Mount John. We got some amazing views from the top, as always in NZ, and think this must have been where lots of Rohan-related scenes from Lord of the Rings were shot as we recognised the Southern Alps ...