Brydone Hotel Oamaru
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One of the top 5 hotel rooms we've ever stayed in. Huge amount of space and much needed spa bath after 306.6 kms of cycling
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We awoke on the cliff top to see a ribbon of blue sky snaking up the lake and through the valley surrounded on both sides by thick cloud. If the weather gods were being kind to us yesterday then today they were warning us that we should get our skates on and get out there before the weather changes. So we did.
We followed the road alongside Lake Pukaki for it's full length, nearly 50kms, Mount Cook initially getting larger but then disappearing, both behind cloud and ...
... on the walk home. Dong Geun tried to stroke them but they weren’t so keen! We also visited the cheese factory, where there wasn’t much to see but we were only there because we’d heard you could sample the cheese. We tried our 3 slithers and left.
Not having a TV or free wifi at the backpackers wasn’t such a bad thing. I usually used up the wifi, which I had earned by painting or doing a double shift, within an hour. This ...
... With shops that just sell the general souvenirs. The weather was okay still, but the clouds were getting darker. We didn't actually get into town till a bit later then planned, but just had a quick mooch around and then headed back home. We had loads of stuff to sort out, and wanted to make the most of evenings to get these things done, but as always that never goes to plan anyway, but we tried and after dinner out evening consisted of trying to get up to date with our blog. ...
... theories but no one really knows......until now. One look and we immediately could see that they were in fact dinosaur eggs! The hatching of which will be the plot for the new movie which will make us famous ;). They are amazing to see and their origins seem set to remain a mystery. Maybe thats just how they were created. The small town of Moeraki has been made famous by them however. They are on the "things to see" list and coach tours pull ...
... penguins to come a shore! We were entertained by the presence of a few seals that chose the rocks around the colony for their evening beds! Then about 8:00, the first wave of penguins cam in out of what seemed like no where, and clambered up the rocks in front of us to the safety of there nests, then slowly another few and another few, I think 22 came in all together, its low season and at breeding season it can be up to 150! They were soooo cute!
By this point it was ...