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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.
... was quite nice, through forest. The beach was also pleasant (and empty). There was no sand, just millions of tiny tiny stones. We would have stayed longer but the waves were coming in quite far and erratically. Mike let his guard down for a second and got drenched up to his knees! Then suddenly a hoard of sandflies appeared and started to attack. I didn’t stick around long after that.
We drove back towards the hostel and stopped at the chippy on the corner ...
... one human we reached the end and headed back for our pot noodle lunch. After lunch we continued our journey South along the coast into the biggest town of this region called Greymouth. Although it was slightly bigger than the rest, it was an absolute ghost town!! Maybe it was because it was Sunday, who knows? But we didn't stop for long, after popping into the TI to confirm there was nothing to do, we grabbed a coffee and continued further! Our next stop was a town ...
... the big white arrow you get right of way. The little red arrow means you don't. You have to have a certain amount of faith that opposing traffic knows this. By far the most terrifying one we approached in the dark. In the rain. We had the little red arrow. The bridge was very narrow with high walls and no visibility to the other side. And it was shared. With a train. Bungee jumping has nothing on one lane ...
... br> Once we arrived at the Punakaiki Beachfront Resort we headed straight to our rooms to shower and change for dinner. We would all meet and eat together at 7:30 pm overlooking the ocean. We had a delicious meal with lamb and chocolate cake as well as plenty of appetizers and family-style vegetables, enough to feed a small army. Which, I guess is kind of what we were going to be for the next 9 days: Road Warriors. As dessert ...