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... Chief', certainly gave us an afternoon to remember! Right from the start he decided to pick on a group of guys from Mexico, who's English wasn't the best. The whole way down the Rapids (one of which was named Oh ****!) came the shouts from Chief 'what you doing holding on to the rope you bloody pussys!' Or 'Jose you bloody pussy, PADDLE!!!' The Rapids weren't too mental but gave us a good adrenaline rush none the ...
... 30 but oh well! We headed to the beach which was littered with wooden sculptures however, we did nearly get blown away. It was a struggle to hold my phone up against the wind! After retreating back to the main 5/6 streets we wondered around for a while. We settled on killing sometime in one of the Jade shops as the area is pretty famous for having some of the best New Zealand Jade around. We were having a look at all the items for sale (some stuff ...
... a personality of its own. Each time you draw closer to a place, it is like reading tea leaves – your sensory skills are heightened to gauge the area, the location, the feel for the place. Some are incredibly inviting, some have you walking up the stairs with some trepidation. All have been meticulously clean and better than their profile. Great experiences so far.
... kilometers across the fields.
Then after we had left the Canterbury plains we got into the the mountains and the train slowly wound it self up the curvy track, through tunnels and along deep ravines.
The landscape was stunning and we took turns in going to the viewing platform car, that was luckily directly attached in front of our Car E.
When at our table we listened to the mostly interesting information from our headsets.
After a ...
... next day we went to see Caroline McQuarrie's exhibition called 'No Town' at the Left Bank Art Gallery. Her work traces the human presence in what had been very large gold mining towns and now no longer in existence. A really fabulous body of work and nationally important. After we helped take the exhibition down, with her partner Shaun, she took us for a couple of walks. One was at Nelson's Creek which follows a whole labyrinth ...