Rosewood Bed & Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
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After a turbulent sleep we left Franz Joseph as there was no point going to see the glazier in mist and heavy rain. As this is the only road North from the Fiorlands there was no option but to keep going at this stage and hope the weather cleared.More of the same type of twisty turning roads, this time through the dense forest that dominates this West coast side- we got the feeling this was truly a rain forest !! Some scary bends were encountered where it ...
... point we found out about the track to the glacier being shut 2000m away from the end due to flooding. Gutted. However, we then found out about free breakfast and dinner and saw our room and faith was restored. We had lovely roommates, and after a (really) quick wonder around town and trip to the supermarket we headed back to the hostel for dinner. Over free hot soup and pastries from the bakery, the whole hostel basically became the best of friends, ...
... passed through the smallest hamlet not on the map, and kept driving. Started heading up a mountain, with foliage reducing to a sort of rainforest version of tundra. We’re told we’d find blue flags to mark the driveway, where we turn into a little used car-trail with two carefully laid narrow gravel tracks. The spidey senses are on max alert. This is unusual. A small sign about half a km in designates ...
... We only going to ask for the way" we reasoned our entry and it would have been rude not to order a beer.
So, 4 beers and a very long good chat with Dave from England later we exited the pub with directions to our Motel.
Dave was a great guy, a roadie for a couple of bands, he lived in NZ for a long while and helped kids get started and oriented in life.
He has been doing Kayak tours and was in the army and had plenty of stories to tell. He gave us ...
... that is was the haves and have nots. That evening, Bob and Barbara, Caroline's parents, very kindly invited us for supper. We had a lovely evening looking at old books on hydro electric power stations which was Bob's profession as an engineer. The evening was really jolly finishing in a grand tour of Bob's sheds, and there were many! I have never seen anything like it! He makes everything from radios to pots and beautifully! ...