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... made large 'Hollywood-esqe' writing using it. Immediately outside our camper was a large 'Hokitika', a little further away was 'Kia Ora', the driftwood tied together to make the words and staying upright despite the wind.
There were other bits of art including an armchair not far from where we had parked up. Kirsty was convinced it was real, as if someone had fly tipped there, until she got up close and saw that it had been carved from concrete and ...
Today we set off for Wheel Creek hut, a remote Westland hut that I was assured by my guides that I would be able to make. After all, it was only 6-7 km, although time guides put it at 4-6 hours.
After stopping in at the farmers place to let him know we had arrived, he gave us further directions and we took the 4WDrives along the road as far as we could get them. Another 20 minutes walk along the farm track got us to the beginning of the track. We ...
... and overall well-being, we settle on option 2. We decide to spend one less day in the national forest and get our bodies a place to recuperate. If we had even an extra day's worth of food we would consider taking a day to rest at our current hut, but we do not. So in the morning we follow a trail along the river which should lead us to a gravel road, which should lead us to a paved road, which should lead us to a town. 4/5/14 We follow the river for a few hours ...
... carved off the ends of the hanging valleys. We also learned that the hanging valleys in this case were formed by rivers. You can tell this because they are V-shaped; valleys formed by glaciers are U-shaped.
After lunch, we headed down Paddy's Track to complete the circuit. This is a 4.6km track that hugs the open face of Mt Robert and crosses several ...
... He wanted to exercise his bag pipes and decided to do a little playing before we sat down to eat. He and his wife Liz were staying at the lodge for a few days as part of a 25 day tour of NZ. They were avid fly fishers and that day they were happy as they had caught a few fish and had a nice day on the river. Catch & release is the norm for NZ fly fishing. The other couple at the lodge, John & Ann, were from Cambridge, England and ...