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... storm chamber where temperatures plummet to -18 degrees centigrade. Particularly chilly, if like Guy you are wearing shorts! When we arrived at the airport it transpired that the flight Guy was booked on was full, not quite sure how that can happen, so he was put onto my flight, which was leaving just 25 minutes later. So a brief overnight stop over in Auckland and an early flight the next day to Apia in Samoa. The adventure ...
... to scale the nearly vertical, winding roadway up the canyon wall. We continued upward through bush-clad slopes up into the tussock- covered high country of Flock Hill Station. We continued our journey for about 12 miles along the original stagecoach road, hand-built by early pioneers to gain access to the gold fields on the west coast. We made several stops along the way ...
... and there is an inspiring place of regeneration and community spirit to be found.
My initial impressions on the first afternoon we ventured into the city centre were mixed to say the least. I was well aware (or thought I was) of the devastation that had been caused by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes and had been prepared for the fact that a lot of the city was still being cleared and rebuilt. But even with that knowledge I wasn't prepared for how desolate ...
... tea towel and leave in a warm place for about an hour.
Punch dough down and knead for a couple of minutes. Roll out dough to fit your dish. This amount of dough will make two thin pizzas, but I used it all to line a square baking dish - so it was more like a thick bread crust.
Top with your fillings and bake in a very hot oven for about 20 - 30 mins.
... photo (by now I had learnt where to sit for the best photo opportunities). Then we were off.. on the search for HECTORS DOLPHINS.
These dolphins are some of the rarest and smallest in the world, and are very protected. We were also told about how we could not touch the dolphins as just a touch could bruise their delicate skin. First we spotted a couple but they did not want to stay around and play, they swam up past the boat and away they went. Time ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOnuku Farm Hostel Akaroa
Lovely Hostel in peaceful surroundings, comfy beds and the fireplace is in use during cold nights.
They arrange swimming with Hectors Dolphins for a very reasonable price with a friendly skipper.
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