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... extremely rare birds with only 600 in existence. People travel from all over the world to see them so we felt very lucky to catch a glimpse of half a dozen or so. Our drop off stop was round in the next cove at Resolution Bay. Here we were to leave the boat to start the "Natures Best Walk", joining the Queen Charlotte track to walk 2-3 hours to Furneaux Lodge, where we would rejoin the boat. As we left the boat, the family who live in this cove were feeding ...
... though the glacier back drop of Queenstown was beautiful, even more beautiful than fox glacier. We loved all the quirky skiing types with there beards and big hair. This place was defiantly our favourite in new Zealand, we even loved our hostel were we had a double bed pod and a view of the glacier from the living room, they even had a free hairdryer and straightners. on our first night we got straight on the Queenstown night life it was not as busy as we thought ...
... of coastline here. Saturday we continued to have fairly rough seas and cloudy weather. We went and listened to an incredible guitarist and tried to watch the evening show but it was full by the time we got there! Sunday we slept in and missed breakfast entirely, but had a nice lunch and delicious dinner. We walked around for awhile and spent lots of time reading. The library on the ship is wonderful and I am catching up on ...
... picnic by a river. However sand flies drove us onwards. Hillsides of pines were being cut down and then replanted. We drove through Havelock, where we ought to have stopped to buy something for dinner, but didn't. Mid afternoon we reached Marlborough Sound and a bit later Anakiwa at the beginning of the sound which led to Picton. On finding our turning off to the other side of the Sound we decided to drive ...
... say we would not be signing up for that. Instead we found the most novel tour we could, to join the postie as they delivered mail and school work to the locals who live out in the boat access only areas of the Sound. We somehow managed to get the best seats on the top of the boat to watch the postie pull over and hand over the post supplies and dog biscuits to the people and pooches waiting on the various piers. We were so lucky that just 10 minutes into ...
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