Travel Blogs from Hanmer Springs
We were up early this morning in order to catch the Interislander ferry. We were waiting in line for the ferry by 7 50 am. Once on the ferry, we bought some breakfast and took some last pictures of Wellington. The Interislander ferry travels between Wellington and Picton on the South Island. It is a journey of 92km and takes about 3 hours. They had …
... of tea. Kids enjoyed the Superbowl and slides as well as all the many different pools. Pity we still have a 2 hour drive home and can't just hop back to our motel.
Still, Cameron keen for more activity, so found him some clay pigeon shooting. I chose to spend an hour wandering around instead, just time enough to buy something from Wild South. ...
... nerve and the money. This morning was very clear and sunny and the leaves were turning as they are going into fall and it was stunningly colorful.
From here we headed north to the Mt. Cook area. We drove through steep canyon gorges, beautiful valleys, high sheep country, lake country; we saw it all. We stopped in the town of Cromwell at Mrs. Jone's Fruit stand for rest stop and ice cream. Beautiful fruit at ...
... Speaking of asses, after not riding for months, 20 km and a rock hard bike seat is hell on the ass and inner thighs. Despite that, it took us under 3 hours to get to Lake Guyon on the St. James Conservation Cycle Trail and it was worth the sore ass. The weather was beautiful the first night. The sky was a bright blue and Lake Guyon was gorgeous, if ridiculously cold when we jumped in to cool off. So much so that I felt my back muscles clench as soon as ...
Saturday morning saw five hardy souls heading for the Lewis Pass and the Doubtful Valley in fine sunny weather. Upon arriving at the start of the track, we shouldered our packs and waded across the thigh deep Boyle river. After putting on our boots, we splashed across a boggy wetland then started our trudge along grassy flats and river banks, up the Doubtful river. Just over 2 hours later we reached the first of two huts along the ...
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