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... greeted by the cook telling us that they won’t open until 5 pm today, so we headed to the next please along the road – Harry’s pool bar – where we got what our stomachs desired – Pizza :D
With our moods much better we went to a gondola ride. Well if now you imagined the Venice type of gondolas with gondoliers in stripped shirts and funny hats singing serenades you were wrong :D Gondolas ...
... We ordered a platter of cheese, salamis, bread and chutneys, drank wine and champagne and had a really nice evening. We then moved onto the -5 Ice Bar which was actually -8.5 degrees. We had a couple of cocktails each and lasted about 30 minutes before deciding it was too cold. It was a cool experience (I know - obvious pun!) We went in search of a supermarket to sort breakfast but found a bakery and grabbed bagels before a cab back and ...
... the area to finish it. I went to reception this morning to get my limit reset and the girl told me she'd unlocked it so I can just go nuts now. It's still not uber-supersonic fast, but I'm doing the best it allows. :-)
There are no chop-chop photos, just the video. I haven't yet bought the photo/video package from the white water rafting as I think my video is actually better, as is my video of the Shotover Jetboat. But I did buy the photos from that. :-)
... and fords to make our way to the start of that days tramp along the Rees-Dart circuit to Chinamans bluff through the forest and rock faces - oh and lots of sandflies - boo!
Heading back to Queenstown we stopped off at Glenorchy cafe for some tasty snacks before driving back home via a few scenic photo stops.
Sunday saw us up and at it again with a run for David, Manders and Hels around Lake Hayes whilst Jo whisked up a tasty fry ...
... but I loved it. When we arrived at the top, we went to the Observation Deck, and took a Ka-zillion pictures while watching the sun set. It was magical!
After the Gondola ride, we went in search of a Pub. Tonight was the night that the 'All Black's' (New Zealand's Rugby Team) was playing Africa,....so we were informed that we NEEDED to go to a Pub and experience the 'energy'. And ...