Aitken on Mulgrave
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... bad been hitting we got a decent
show even at lower tide.
On the road again, we drove down to Greymouth - the home of Monteiths
Brewery. A short tour and some free drinks later ($22 for a tour and
4 free drinks is excellent value!), we had experienced the brewery
and had a wander around the town.
Various lagoons, lakes, beaches and roadside eggs later, we arrived in Franz
Josef. One of the most famous stops for all tourists, Franz Josef is
home to one ...
... jumped in the water off the back of the boat. My turn came and I jumped in with excitement. The water hitting my skin, especially my hands was unlike anything i'd ever felt. I can only describe is as the equivilant of what you might imagine the intense pain from sticking your hands directly into a fire would be. It was unbearably cold and for a moment, I lost my breath and thought I might pass out. My hands hurt and I couldnt swim. I started to get neurvous...then beneath ...
... cos stalo:) jeszcze tego samego dnia mialysmy piekny zachod slonca w Wellington i do zrobienia ponad 350 km trasy, bo nastepnego chcialysmy zrobic Tongariro crossing- slynny szlak 20km w parku narodowym z wulkanami. Jeszcze nigdy nie jezdzilam tak "prawie" przepisowo jak tu w NZ. Po prostu otrzymanie mandatu byloby zbyt duza ekstrawagancja:) .. Przed polnoca dojechalysmy do kolesia z couchsurfingu i juz o ...
... a hood and then a wetsuit. It feels a lot like a rubber straight jacket. Not that I know what one of those feels like exactly, really, but I imagine they are similar sorts of neoprene hell. The caves and tunnels and eels and fishes and anemones and crazy things that you don't see anywhere else ever made it worthwhile.
Post-cyclone and post-diving, we were blessed to be able to stay with the Phelps family ...
... here in the evenings! Setting out through Hawkes Bay's vineyards, we spent the middle part of the day driving, stopping occasionally in small towns. Early on, we perused the goods at 'Viking Haul', a second hand shop. The proprietor had long white hair and beard and was dressed in faux-viking garb. Apparently, Norse culture is quite big in parts of New Zealand. Finding ourselves suddenly right next to the sea, we knew we were getting close to Wellington and the bottom ...