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... to Nelson on Northern tip of Nz, a major port to check out the wine country . Which is where I am now writing from sipping on some icy cold C******nay.
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... south back through Greymouth and down towards Hokatiki where we were staying tonight. The railway and the road entwined as we headed south and at one point actually shared the same single lane bridge. We had to pause at the end and check for traffic coming towards us as well as trains going in either direction. We then started across the bridge hoping a train didn't suddenly appear. Eventually we arrived at the Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation where we ...
... weren't allowed to travel through tunnel. Had a very funny bus driver going on your guide who drove us to Otera. Where we carried on with our train journey eventually arriving in Greymouth. Rented a car in Greymouth. Drove it up north first to have a look at the fascinating pancake rocks. Then drove down to Hokityika. Here we checked into an amazing hotel rooms with ...
... worm grotto. In the pitch darkness we saw 1000's of glow worm pupae attracting small insects with their glowing butts. Something to do with a kidney like organ that emits bioluminescence.
Fish and chips with beer on the balcony we reminisced about all the old school friends at Pebworth and realised how many of them were off the spectrum!
George booked motel stop at Franz Josef and Heli hiking on the Glacier
for the next day. ...
... hot chocolate and a new goody. Then it was back on the road towards Franz Josef...
RH: The pancake rocks were formed due to a combination of dead sea life layering the floor and then being covered in soft mud. This continually happens over millions of years and then with tectonic upheaval the ground is lifted above sea level, and the limestone rock has then been worn away by rain, forming this unique landscape.
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