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So today was the day we were leaving Queenstown and starting to head back up north for Hobbiton and Fiji. I was actually super gutted. I have loved the South Island so much and the thought of leaving New Zealand and that we have almost been travelling for a month was kind of scary. We were travelling with great sights all the way and going via Mount Cook. I quite like travelling with them as you get to stop for more ...
... if it got cancelled but we knew whichever approach we took we would still be gutted if it didn't go ahead! Lake Tekapo is one of the finest spots on the planet to view the heavens but we were not lucky enough to see it. Ours was cancelled due to strong winds of 70km/hr and cloud coverage. I can not describe how gutted we were when we found it. We knew there was a chance but we saw a small amount of stars and we had a glimmer of hope. We knew the next few days the weather ...
We began our five hour journey to Mt Cook at 6:00am, the drive was beautiful (when we were awake). The four of us couldn't wait to get there, couple of beers for the journey across and a bit of food for the ride. Once we got closer to parking the car we all was just in so ...
... continent was a bit of a challenge but we rose to it.
Next stop was the view to Mount Cook, which we were also lucky to see on a clear day.
We stayed in Twizel at Omahau Downs, a working farm with fairly basic but comfy and clean cottages and uninterupted views of Mount Cook. The sunrise was spectacular. Our next stop is Queenstown where we meet up with lots of others.
... is my birth year and Chris is common name. 6. My good buddy CMac's birth year and thus nickname. 7. More of a rant for 'MyInnerMonoblog' BUT while I'm on the topic of '77', the Avalanche retiring Ray Bourque's 77 is one of the most obnoxious things in the history of teams retiring numbers. Bourque played for Colorado for about 4 months. I know he won his only cup with the Avs but you don't retire a guys number who played 4 months for the franchise unless he lost an eye blocking ...