ASURE Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge
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... so they said we had been upgraded to a suite higher up with an even better view, more space and more stuff...sweet! But WAIT!!! We had to pack up the car and move into another room! Oh well! Better luck next time, eh?
On the first day we had come into Punakaiki, we parked at the visitor center and walked through the nice loop to check out the Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes. The formations are named 'Pancake' because of ...
... year-old German, who has been hanging out and working in Christchurch. He is outstanding company so we arranged to walk to the Franz Josef Glacier with him. A tomtit flitted into the tree next to Fenton as we got ready to drive off. Franz Josef was the emperor of Austria and king of Hungary until 1916. His son is perhaps better remembered by history: Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination in Sarajevo precipitated the Great War just over 100 years ...
... made a massive fire and roasted marshmallows! It was one of our friends birthday so we all stayed down there for the rest of the evening drinking and chatting around the fire. The walk back from the beach definitely took a lot longer than planned as we were given the responsibility to get birthday boy home. The next morning it was an early start so we woke up last minute and threw our bags on the bus to start our journey to Lake Mahinapua.
Emma and ...
... arrived, but didn't get to see one go off in all its glory. I don't think the sea was choppy enough. We stopped off at the local cafe and shop (where not surprisingly you can buy pancakes) and got some ice creams. We both got some with "Hokey Poke", the NZ description of honeycomb :) which were both just the right thing for a hot day. Back at the camp we settled in, and I made some dinner using the odd little oven. Diced pork in ...
... than the entrance. I stopped at a cavern near the pancake rocks on the way back. I used my head light to go further into the cave. The cave goes about 100 meters in. At one point I turned it off to check the light level in the cave and it was pitch black. There are supposed to be Maori paintings inside but I couldn't find ...