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... and we feel very lucky to have seen them in such great weather. There are 14 Sounds in total and we learnt that they are technically not Sounds, they are actually Fjords. Rather than re-name them all they decided to just call the whole area Fjordland to cover up the error.
One thing that was not mentioned by any of previous visitors to New Zealand was the treacherous little creature called the sandfly. They are all around the Sounds and despite covering myself in 100% ...
... almost post-apocalyptic feel. However, there are some incredibly positive sights as well, and there has been some wonderfully innovative use of the vast amount of space that suddenly became available after the earthquakes. Walls that were once hidden by neighbouring buildings and are now exposed as a result of collapse or demolition have been decorated by gigantic, vivid paintings. Small businesses have appropriated unused plots for vegetable gardens, unusual ...
... Mark- tired. Cat- jazzed
Tuesday 24 Feb-
Workout: 20m shuttle run, 20m kettlebell walks, hover hold and row at one minute intervals for 4 rounds
Feelings: Mark- my arms and abs hurt. Cat- both hands blistered from oversized kettlebell, tears optional. Can't feel any pain over hands.
Wednesday 25 Feb-
... of the sidewalk in some shade from some bushes and had my delicious roll with cheese and ham and most of my bottle of water. Nothing quite beats a good sandwich on the road.
I was not really looking forward to the walk back with all the stuff I'd bought, so I ended up getting lucky and catching a bus. The buses run a little more infrequently on the weekends (it was Saturday) and I still had to walk a bit because the bus didn't go directly ...
The other good thing about Kaikoura was that I got a chance to catch up with Paul again before he left for Fiji. I spent the afternoon changing my flight to Sydney and watching a film. In the evening Sarah, Anna, myself and a couple of other girls I'd met the night before went for fish and chips (they were terrible) and then went to play a game of pool with Paul and a friend of his. We tried to have an early night as the alarm was set for 4.40am. Unfortunately ...