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... rate. The walk the following morning, up Queenstown Hill behind town, gave us some great views and was well worth it.
We next spent a couple days driving east and north, first to the little town of Cromwell (charming restored old town from the mining days of the 1860s) and then over the open, beautiful Lindis Pass to Twizel and Lake Pukaki. Not far from the north end of Lake Pukaki stands Aoraki (Mt. Cook), New ...
... is New Zealand's 2nd largest city in area.
As the city is being rebuilt it is also being redesigned so that it is more convenient where buildings are placed. For instance the Police building will be next to the courts. We see the Avon River with a man in a boater hat poling a punt along.
We are told that there were a lot of buildings with asbestos in them. These buildings were covered and demolished without retrieving anything from inside. This is what is known ...
... a washing machine and turns out a month of camping brings back lots if very dirty clothes so we get 2 loads done today and hope they dry before the next 2 loads go on tomorrow. We have no other plans today other then to make lasagne and watch tv, perfect way to end a month of camping. We were hoping to hear back about the jobs in Franz Josef today but they have asked us to wait until Monday which means we can not plan anything over the weekend until we know where we are ...
... to wi-fi which didn't work initially, and the TV also mysteriously turned off by itself. No problems, everything works now, although the reception lady told us they were predicting 130 km/hr winds overnight and expect some power problems. As far as tomorrow goes, we're hoping the reception lady was wrong because we are planning to head to the Banks Peninsula for a lovely day drive. Right now our feet are sore and we are bushed!
... most poetic one, found on a plaque near the lake:
These deep waters of Lake Wakatipu harbour a legend of love, commitment, passion and murder. Manata was the beautiful daughter of a local Maori chief, who would not let her marry her beloved Matakauri. One day, Manata was kidnapped by the terrible giant, Matau. Her distraught father promised she would marry whomever was able to rescue her. Here was Matakauri's chance. Knowing that the warm nor-western would put ...