Travel Blogs from Timaru
... was either cleared lots, buildings awaiting demolition and further buildings shored up awaiting extensive restoration. Security barriers and roadworks to repair underground infrastructure are everywhere. The older buildings in the centre have suffered particularly, but even modern buildings are now derelict. Really sad to see.
Whether you are personally religious or not, it is undeniable that the large church ...
... backed up and moved on. AWESOME
Next stop was to see more yellow eyed penguins and we did, 2 almost crossed the road right in front of us. They backed up into the bushes when they saw us, but we could still see them in the ditch right beside the road. COOL Then we went to this blind and we got to see one penguin swim in from the ocean and walk up the beach. We were so lucky today to see all these great animals. LOVED IT
It was a rainy cold day, even ...
... the scenery all along the river was? 'Cause it was... absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful.
Back on the bus we were all pretty knackered. But no time for rest yet: we still had a bbq waiting for us! At night we got the company of the local shepherds, who apparently always come to the lodge when the Stray bus has arrived, looking for their "lost dog"/ willing girls. But hey, who'd go for a shepherd? Raft guides are waaaay cooler. Not to mention cuter. :)
... and warmed us up. Hoping for a lot more of this.
Tonight's campsite is at the Geraldine Golf Club. We are the only ones here and the sun is about to set. Feeling stuffed full tonight - we started out with a very light dinner of rice paper chicken & vege rolls with chilli dipping sauce which were beautiful. However, those raspberries were begging to be eaten, I had half a bottle of cream in the fridge, ...
... how bad things must've been for the locals there. Scary ****. Just walking through the town you can see huge cracks in the ground, big, abandoned buildings, torn up ground... Yeah it's pretty ruined in some parts. Huge shame. However if you're a builder looking for work, cash in now! Christchurch will keep ya busy!
So now I'm in Timaru. And by golly... What an amazing place. Just full of beach, green, beach, flowers. I took a stroll down Carloline Bay. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services