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... and ice for seasickness
- The entry to the south island goes through many islands, or peninsulas on the way to picton
- I couldn’t see much from where I ended up sitting, but the water had a nice color, greenish-blue or so
- I then had a 5 hr train ride from picton to Christchurch
- It was great, much of the trip was along the coast, and from the train I could see mountains, some with snow, most ...
... sat enjoying the view. I can't even begin to describe the elation of making it to the top and the astonishing view. I've looked at my pictures since and they just don't do it justice. We also bumped into 3 other guys from our bus at the top and all decided that if we were to miss the bus we would just pay the fine or hitch hike. It was so worth it for that view. I'm not sure how long we stayed up there but eventually we knew if there we any chance of catching the 5.30 bus we had ...
... walking in Queens Elizabeth park was lovely because it went right along the coast. Headed back to Wellington and went to Cuckoo for a beverage. Yet another good cocktail. Will have to draw up a list of the top 5's I think! That night me and Meg went to view a flat. Got there and was greeted by a creepy old man who introduced us to our possible new 'flat mates' a Japanese guy and his 4 year old daughter. Ummm no! haha Then to Claires….oh the feeling to be sat in a living room with Sky ...
... of several of his movies, including LOTR and the Hobbit. We rushed downtown and made it for the 6 45 show of "What We Do in the Shadows", a New Zealand mockumentary about the life of vampires. It was really neat to see this film as it was set in Wellington, and featured Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Concords. We both really enjoyed the movie- it was different and funny. Each seat in the large theatre had a plaque on its armrest, denoting a sponsor. ...
... at speed so haven’t tried one of those yet. You see the riders everywhere in the streets; traffic and on the side of the road waiting for passengers – they wear orange high vis vests and pricing is supposed to be cheaper than the car taxi’s, although these are cheap enough. The wiring around the street and in the shops would terrify most NZ electricians but does not seem to worry anyone here.
Nancy took us to the Jujujak Markets ...