Heartland World Heritage Hotel
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... whitebait is the tiny hatchlings of five different fish species some of which can grow up to 500mm in length. The season only lasts for ten weeks and he sells the whitebait at about $60 a kilo. It is a huge activity here and lots of people do it. All you need is a net; like the one Cooch from Footrot Flats used to use and some water. Of course you also need luck! Was a very interesting stop and unless we had been told about it we would have just sailed straight ...
... up exposing the layers to the elements of sea water, rain, sun, and wind and thus the pancake rock formations were created.
The following day, we hiked the Pororari/Punakaiki River Track. We did a 4-mile hike up to the swingbridge and then returned the same way we came. The hike was beautiful. The forest was lush and green and laden with water from last night's storm as well as the day's constant drizzle.
The next stop was to Greymouth which is where we had an hour to go and buy everything we would need for the fancy dress party that evening. Earlier on the bus the theme had been decided to be 'animals' so we only had a couple of hours to think about what we could dress up as and what we'd need to buy. Me being my crazy self, decided it would be a great idea to dress up as a dinosaur! I therefore bought green and brown face and normal paints, green ...
... at my feet. I thought it was just displaying, with its feathers all ruffled. Then I saw a weasel on its back. I shouted and clapped my hands, and at least for the time being I think that the bird escaped. Nature, tooth and claw etc. there was a rat and weasel trap about 3 metres away. Read for a while and then Amanda went off to cook some spaghetti and sauce in the kitchen. I arrived after 15 minutes and found Amanda talking with Barry and Kay, ...
... far along before we hit the hills. At the 25 km mark we stop for a morning coffee at Charleston. It has been overcast, not great for photos but fabulous for riding. After heavy rain overnight we expect some more during the day and down it comes while we are having a coffee. We had to get the raincoats out sometime! Not too many photos at this stage with the weather, and the surrounds are fairly ...