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... before the driver found first gear. He explained that it was very different to his own bus with the gear box sited 10''' forward. He assured us there was nothing wrong with the bus......great, but we weren't so sure about the driver! Fortunately the next 20 mins of steep descent and hair pin bends was fairly uneventful apart from the spectacular scenery. Otira where we disembarked was a remote railway town where 100 years ago ...
... of them from the Grey District, and 150 of them from nearby Buller District.
There is a great Top 10 Holiday Park in Greymouth with super laundry and kitchen facilities, so we did our 3 loads of laundry ($24! very expensive!) and hauled the soggy (and quite wet-doggie smelling!) carpet out to try and dry it in the sun, which actually shone quite hotly for about an hour! D ...
... I wake up when it’s still dark and listen. There are no sounds – no electronics inside (there is no heat or air conditioning in our bach & the small refrigerator is barely audible when you stand near it), no wind or rain outside, no singing snapping cicadas. Just silence. I notice that my facial muscles have some tension and I consciously relax.
Around 6:30AM, I wake ...
... little birds return from a day of fishing. No photography allowed; so you just have to take my word for it that it is quite a sight to see them returning in groups of ten or twelve after having been as far as 30km out to sea and back. They return to the same colony and the same nesting box every evening around dusk. While we were there, we say 56 returning penguins.
11 February: This morning Anne and Michael ...
The travel around the South Island is a lot longer than that around the North. This means there are a few early starts whilst not arriving into the overnight stop until late afternoon. Today was one of those days. We left Abel Tasmin and were driving to Punakaikai. Although we stopped a few times along the way there was nothing major to report back, the most interesting being Westport where we did our shopping. This was a little town where ...
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