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Sadly, due to the rain last weekend, we are not spending a rest day in Wanaka. Therefore we were up before dawn to get ready for today's flight. We did take a moment to walk down to the lake and enjoy the rising sun on the hills and some bands of low clouds tracing paths through the valley.
We were tasked with getting ourselves by some …
... tried to see some penguins but had no luck. As we got to the van the police came and moved us along, but moved us closer to the beach so the view was better.
On what was going to be our last day in Timaru we was having a walk and found a car for sale at a good price so we rang the number.....that 'one call'
To cut a lot of it short Chris arrived and after talking to him during a test drive he put us up in ...
... the ocean was wild, it looked really cool.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 24TH
Leave Greymouth to go to Okarito and it is still raining and cool. We stopped at Garth Wilson's place to watch him make Jade Jewellery and talk about how his Maori relatives find the jade and the meaning of all the different designs. Tom figured he could sell ice to a Eskimo but we both really liked him. He was such a nice genuine guy and interesting to listen to.
Stopped several ...
... you know me just a little or have read one of my previous posts, you know I'm mortally afraid of heights. This was yet another challenge for me that day. Blair was standing on the other shore ready to take non too flattering photos (in my case) and people who were in the same boat had to jump one after the other. Our boat was - of course - first. Three people went in front of me and then I just got up and walked down the rock, with Allen offering a helpful hand down. I think I said ...
... our luggage into each every crevice and compartment and then made our bed for the night! We then had a walk through the village and stopped in the Village Inn for some nice local pub food. They had cod and chips on the menu which was lovely and reminded us off home! Back to the campsite and into bed, double checked Minty was locked up and killed a rogue mozzie before lights out. First night in ...
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