Travel Blogs from Timaru
said it was in the negatives. I basically took their word for it because
everything is in Celsius here and the conversion is confusing to me. Anyways,
about 15 of us got into a little bus without big jackets and we went to this
small little airport to view the stars. We were far away from the lights it
made it easy to see all of the stars. They had a big fancy telescope that we used
to look at the ...
... we pressure tested them there was hardly any pleasure which means we are still without a van and $800 down with 2 dead engines.........
A lot more has happened and looks like we are staying in Timaru for awhile so I'm going to break this into sections otherwise it will be to long. So keep safe and I will try update you all as soon as I can. Isn't it funny how one call can change an entire trip.
... Fur seals and the pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphins. It rains 2 out of 3 days in this area, but we lucked out.
Nice drive back with a few more stops and we got back to our car at 4:00pm.
Then we drove on the Invercargill.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28TH
Invercargill museum was really good and then we did the Scenic Drive down the coast. THEN WE HAD ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING DAYS. The first stop was to see Sea Lions at the Lighthouse - we saw a couple ...
Well, today we have a change of editor, Gill's cooking up a feast whilst I've been delegated to sit here bathed in sunshine gazing up at the snow topped mountains and write the blog. I know what I'd rather be doing, but I'm sure a job will be coming my way shortly. Today we were supposed to be kayaking on Tasman Glacier Lake, meandering serenely amongst the icebergs. We even got as far as being told what to do if a great chunk of glacier fell off and created ...
... to summit this peak, even with Rinjani's similar 3,726m summit, we feel this one might just be over our skill level.
We opted for several shorter hikes around the base of the beautiful, jagged, snowy mountain. First up, was a little trip to the neighbouring Tasmen Glacier area. The short walk to this unsightly, dirty glacier started with a pleasant stroll down a path around the "blue lakes", which were actually very green -but ...