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... drive. We were lucky enough on the way to see a black bear run across in front of us, and Barrie, sitting in the front with the driver managed to get a photo of it! We arrived back at the bus to find our driver and group had left and another bus and driver had waited with his group of not- so- happy looking passengers for us. We didn't get to see much of Whistler as we would have liked but certainly had an adventure and a rough ride with a bear sighting to boot! We stopped for a ...
... realisation of what id just done and the ground rushing towards me prompted a long (I'd like to think manly - but probably quite Girly) scream of curses and a strange squirming of my legs. As seems to be the case with most people, I don't actually remember much of the 8 second free fall, it's all an adrenaline filled blurr. Then there the relief as you feel the bungy start to stretch and twist you to a slow just above the water below. As you ride the journey back up and they winch you ...
... with at least 7metres of rain falling every year. It was a grey, dull morning when we picked up our coach to take us the 3 1/2 hour journey to Milford Sound. The sight-seeing coaches are fantastic, with angled seats, huge viewing windows and glass ceilings, so you can see absolutely everything. It's a steep, narrow drive and we were so glad that someone else was doing the driving, and not John! Mid-June to ...
... we got to Kaikoura because it is meant to be the best In new zealand. So Thursday evening we went to a little fish and chip takeaway to see how it compared. They were really nice and the fish tasted significantly tastier than at home, but the overall tastiness wasn't as good as home (properly due to less grease). Plus, when we scared for mushy peas the woman looked at us as though we'd asked her in Japanese. After fish and chip supper we went to the Whalers ...
... food but after 8 hours of cycling, the food needs to be ready within about 90 seconds so our options are limited.
We had planned to shorten up the daily distances between Dunedin and Christchurch in an attempt at some ‘leisurely cycling’ (haha - as if that exits in NZ!) but somehow a few 80kms+ and our longest day - 99kms - snuck in. The monstrous hills of the West Coast were replaced by unbelievable wind – after trying to ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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