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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... the weather was still ropey). So we headed there. We even bought goggles as the reception lady didn't think it was appropriate to loan us a pair out of lost property (times or countries have changed - I borrowed many a swim cozzy/goggles/hat in my time, even headphones at the gym). We needed goggles as we were taking this session very seriously. At my last triathlon, David vowed to do a sprint one next year (yes Vicky Salmon, the pact is ...
We got a bit of a sleep in the next morning before heading towards Invercargill - the closest city to Antarctica. On the way we stopped at a bird sanctuary to have a look at some of New Zealand's native birds being fed - luckily they were all in cages of some sorts! When we arrived in Invercargill we took a walk around their museum and seen ...
... doing that, as we were going to move the fence while we were there. Bad idea. Once a few cows started playing up, the rest followed. It's useless to chase them because they can outrun us, the more you chase, the further they run. So, we gave up, got most of the cows on their way to the milking station, turned on the electric fence and left one behind.
As I turned my back on that renegade cow, she started to moo, like a child ...
... oysters and Elstree (Highfields Marlborough Cuvée Brut), with the oysters lightly finished with butter, a touch of champagne, and a splash of cream, eaten while sitting in a (free!) campsite field, overlooking Weirs Beach, near Slope Point. The combination of oysters and champagne is second to none (well, in our opinion!), so this was a perfect way to finish off our time in Invercargill and Bluff!
... to keep warm so I relished the opportunity to clad myself in thermals, winter knits and the full works- I looked like a Michelin man! I was definitely glad of the layers as we worked in one of the coldest chillers for a few hours testing the pH of the loin of the carcass at three different points. The carcasses are transferred around the plant by a hook on metal rails and dodging in between the carcasses as we walked the corridors reminded me of the railings ...