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We woke up feeling awful this morning. And it wasn't a hangover. We both have the cold so felt rather sorry for ourselves! Since it was another rainy morning it was a good excuse to stay in bed. When we eventually got up, we decided we wouldn't do much today, neither of us fancied driving far. So we nipped out to get something tasty for lunch and had a wander round the warehouse. When we got back to the ...
... who did about 400 a day (the world record being about 38 seconds). We then went outside where his sheepdogs demonstrated their talents - Sue was a ;psycho; who ran back and foirth untilt he sheep did what she wanted, King more refined stalking and staring down th sheep (though he did draw blood on one giving it a nip on the side). The farmer said that in his prime (he was now 11) he would have been worth about $4k and the most expensive dog he had known went ...
... the possibility of falling.
With each passing loop around the rink, I became more and more comfortable with skating around the turns and the straights.
Ben swapped his skates for figure skates and it was great to see him skating around and trying a few techniques he had learned a long time ago. He seemed to enjoy himself. I was happy we could share this experience.
This is a lovely town and we had fun visiting. Alas, onto the next ...
... site seeing and exploring Queenstown and its neighbor, Arrowtown. For a taste of adventure we also took a jet boat tour up one of the braided rivers near town with the boat driving nearly 60 mph in as little as 4 inches of water! The next stop was an overnight boat trip on the Milford Sound. Despite the name, the sound is actually a giant fjord, with massive shear rock cliffs rising up to 6000 feet straight out of the water. The sound is generally ...
That night, I meet Joanne and we have the most amazing fergbergers! There is always a huge que of people, but we phone ahead so pick up our burgers and take them to a park to eat. I have a chicken, bacon, avocado and it's amazing.
That night I meet up with Joanne and her friend, but soon head back and get some rest. Queenstown grew on me the longer I stayed, and it's very beautiful, but aimed more at a younger, party-type crowd. ...