Gables Motor Lodge
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Stayed in Greymouth, which isn't as bad as it sounds, had a relaxing few days, making a habit of this. The highlight was a visit to Pancake Rocks and the blow holes, the most amazing and mesmerising place, can't describe it you will just have to visit.
On to Franz Josef Glacier, wet cloudy and grey but a nice walk on the beach and great views …
... is usually just the end of a ridge, while actual mountain tops often aren’t named at all) then traversing across to Bushline Hut. One more night out in this beautiful area!
In the morning we headed off early for the short, 50 minute walk back down to the car. Another successful trip in the mountains! And great weather again. We’ve been getting lucky. Now we’re back in Nelson sorting ourselves out before our next move: down the west coast, we think! ...
As we are in the heart of the Gold Mining district, what better place to head for this morning but Shantytown, a recreated gold rush village. Gold was discovered here in 1864 leading to a population ‘explosion’ (from around 300 to almost 30,000 residents). Shantytown is a heritage park, which tells the fascinating tale of the pioneering spirit of the people whom lived here in relative isolation, within rugged terrain and with extreme weather conditions, ...
... valley floor. You can't really get that close as the terminal face and adjacent valley sides are very unstable and prone to ice falls, rock falls, river surges etc. The usual! The glacier is retreating pretty quickly due to warmer average temperatures so a whole host of freshly made glacial features are on display which is really interesting. You need to get a helicopter to get onto the snow fields and ice features higher up but ...
... a few cafés and a single expensive supermarket. Kyle and I bought some food to get us through the day and rented two movies to watch as we continue our relaxing stay in the small town of St. Arnaud. For dinner we mixed up a new recipe that we invented and named "The Alpine Delight." It starts with a layer of ground beef, a layer of sauteed onions and mushrooms, a layer of corn and peas, a layer of mashed potatoes, and topped of with some gravy. ...