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Saturday night, Angie is feeling a little stressed due to her job and last minute arrangements for our holiday back to the UK. I on the other hand have just knocked the top of my second bottle of Becks. Settling down to watch the footie while Angie takes a bath.
... level was high and the waters were rushing along quickly. Debris from the storm was strewn along the trail. There was a coolness in the air. The mist hung low and clouded our view of the cliffs from time to time. The air hung heavy with precipitation and I couldn't tell if I was sweating or if it was the water in the air that condensed on my skin. Either way, we were damp and it was humid.
All in all, a wonderful time in Punakaiki!
... some cones. A guy in the shop kindly fetched me a load of empty cardboard boxes and I permanently borrowed a whole heap of free magazines from the shop! After shopping it took about another hour to get to the Lake Mahinapua hotel which was a random house in the middle of no one with loads of little 4 bed dorm lodges. It was a nice, quirky place with various different animal heads hanging on the wall. The moment we arrived there at 4pm I headed straight to the ...
... road swung inland onto the SH72 as you approach Christchurch area. This is mainly farming land and not so interesting in itself, however there are always mountain ranges all around you which look stunning in contrast to the flatter lands around. Then onto the SH73 heading for Arthur's Pass, and up into the pass itself. The variety of mountains are amazing through the pass, some forested completely, deep ravines, some looked ...
... 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 ...