Ashley Motor Inn
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The weather was ok when we set off and we made a wee detour to Hakitika Gorge (as recommended by the owner of our cottage in Franz Josef). There was a pleasant 20 minute walk through the gorge and over a rope bridge, looking down to the bluest river water you've ever seen. Still the bloody sand flies tried their best to ruin the experience by …
... presumed was from iron ore. There is a memorial plaque here to James Buller who discovered the gorge in the late 1900s - hence the name. After almost 8 hours of driving we dropped down in to Richmond as we approached Nelson. It was like we had been transported to another world. There was the hustle and bustle of cars, a dual carriageway and civilization - where had everyone come from ? The temperate climate allows for the growth of grapes for wine, lots of ...
... some information about shipwrecks in the area. The sea at Greymouth itself had claimed seventeen lives but along the same coastline, hundreds of people had died in its treacherous waters. We didn’t fancy a swim!
After admiring the sunset, we headed back to the hostel. We dropped the bikes off and headed over the road to the local pub. They had a lovely restaurant and conveniently a table for two next to the fire, which we nabbed without hesitation. We both ...
... local decided to challenge the winner at pool. Obviously being the most talented of the two, I ended up playing this giant of a man who was entertaining with his ramblings of God, the Haka and sugar (that's all about we could make out.) With me easily thrashing him, we got challenged to a doubles match with another local and Rus (our Mauri friend). Having won that, and becoming the King and queen of pool we called it a night! We had managed to find a parking space ...
... font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;">Under the “stuff happens” category, I lost my wallet a couple weeks ago in Rotorua. Fullpoints to both our banks who cancelled the cards immediately, gave me an alternate way to access our accounts on line, and offered to mail a replacement card to me. As we don’t know where we will be, I haven’t availed myself of this service, but ...
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