Ashley Motor Inn
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... so they said we had been upgraded to a suite higher up with an even better view, more space and more stuff...sweet! But WAIT!!! We had to pack up the car and move into another room! Oh well! Better luck next time, eh?
On the first day we had come into Punakaiki, we parked at the visitor center and walked through the nice loop to check out the Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes. The formations are named 'Pancake' because of ...
... so I was slightly late for tea. When I entered the dining room literally everyone all at once turned to stare at my legs, it was hilarious! There was no kitchen to cook your own food so everyone was cooked a massive pork roast dinner, it was beautiful, I have missed gravy so much! It was then back to the workshop to finish painting myself and strap myself into my dinosaur outfit! I had such a great afternoon making it, the prize of a $190 canyon swing was ...
... It's just bend after bend after bend! Is fantastic once you get onto the rhythm of it, a bit like a slalom skier at the Olympics shedding speed on the curve to keep control, but using the fluidity to keep momentum. I had an absolute ball as my Auto gearbox has a sport button and also can be manual overridden (which I took full advantage off) I thought I was doing quite well for pace, until I counted how many times deliberately slowed down to let locals go hooting past ...
We left Franz Josef in low lying cloud to make our way to Greymouth. Our first stop off was the town of Hikitika - where we visited the museum ($6 each), viewed the driftwood sculpture competition & had fish (blue cod & elephant) & chips! The elephant fish was excellent and only $3.50! The blue cod was $8.00. Next stop was the shantytown - a reconstructed village of the gold rush era. This was ...
... put together !!
You've got to be dedicated to the solitude and outdoor life to survive there obviously no one with SAD need apply !
The rivers in the mountains are ridiculously wide , because it is summer they are a mere trickle but the colour of the water just reminded me of the bluey green colour of the lakes in Interlaken in Switzerland almost looking as though they had been dyed this artificial colour. The water was crystal clear and inviting but was ...
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