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... looking up at the sky on a clear night...except we were looking at a rock wall...and the "stars" were a slight bluish-green. But there were a lot of them! We had heard about glow worm caves in NZ, but most of them require a tour guide and paying money. This was free!! And it basically proved to us that we need to pay some money to go into a cave with a tour guide and see MORE OF THEM!!!
And that's the end of the first day of the road trip. :)
... mountains and former glacier valleys. Yet more stunning views. We stopped for a two and a half hour power hike through alpine forests and past waterfalls, only to reward ourselves with ice cream once again. Feeling fresh and like we'd achieved something, we jumped back in the car and made our way to Hokitika. Upon arrival, we pulled up on the edge of state highway 6 and made a delicious dinner of bean wraps (which Ruth proceeded to drop all down ...
... as it's only 3 degrees now and there's no hot showers available except in the van. Could be chilly in bed tonight ...
The van? It's certainly luxurious and brilliantly designed - but it's a lot smaller than the photos make you think. The beauty of wide angle lenses I suppose.
All in all a great first day. I'll be heading back east in the morning - if I can get warm ...
... enormous eels in it. Some of them are apparently over a hundred years old and are about two metres long. They are huge, ugly brutes. No chance of the Eel Tickler going near this lot.
Fortunately we are staying a bit outside Hokey Cokey itself at Station Inn. Considering it looks a bit like a corrugated iron cowshed from the outside it is actually very comfortable and a couple of game alpaca for Kathleen to coo over. There is a restaurant attached where we have a very ...
... boards, the importance of a good water supply in extracting gold. En route there was also a miner's cottage and an interpretive board which explained miners best chance of getting a bath was to be admitted into hospital! We saw a small group who were trying their hand at fossicking - not such a daft idea as they estimate there is still $700 millions of golds still in the hills! ...