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... is the tallest mountain in New Zealand at 3,754m.
Greg studied the map provided by Mike the whole way, except when he fell asleep. At one point, he leaned over and said to me, “I can't offer you Mt. Wanahakalugi, but I can offer you Lake Tekapo.” Once I caught my breath from laughing, I responded. “Accepted,” I replied.
We made a few stops along the way, the most exciting being at Lake Tekapo. During our stop, Greg identified ...
... equipped communal kitchen and we cooked ourselves a feast with lamb chops, lamb susage, salad, pasta and peaches and cream corn on the cob.
Next morning, we woke up to drizzling and fog, we went to see Tasman lake, only formed in the last 2 decades as Tasman Glacier retreated. One more short hike into the fog and we are on our way to Christchurch! ...
... sorted out.
It's really chilly here tonight. Add this evening's strong wind into the equation and we had major doubts whether our visit to the observatory would be able to go ahead. When we arrived at the village the tour operator was on the phone to someone at the top of the mountain who confirmed not only was it too windy, but snow had began to fall at the observatory and the visit would be cancelled. They offered us a refund or the chance to return any ...
... some diet coke, that we had purchased earlier in the big bottles.
After lunch, we looked at the brochure advertising the 'Hot Pools'. Now, as I mentioned earlier it's still only about 40 degrees, so it's COLD outside. But, the thought of HOT POOLS sounded inviting to both of us, and all day for $18.00 sounded like a bargain! Besides,.....other than the observatory, and a few little shops,....there's nothing else to do in this town.
So,.....we called ...
... Then I was sent to bed! Talk about Mother Teresa... I was grateful this morning, when I felt tons better. Today we had a lie in and then a fry up for breakfast/brunch. The weather was so good we just sat in the hostel's garden in the sun for a while, before walking to the hot springs. We just relaxed in the 38'C water for a while, and then I had a glacial body polish in the spa. It was a body scrub followed by a full ...