Comfort Hotel Benvenue
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... I decided to
check it out.
The stargazing included a planaterim show and mini lesson on the stars that were in
Australian skies. The show was very interesting and informational. It prepared
us for the second part of the tour. When the show was done we were given these
huge long jackets that went down to our feet and they also had hoods. Now it is
winter in New Zealand up in the mountains so it was pretty ...
... engine that would fit in our van in the entire of new Zealand.
Wednesday we did some work with Chris. Landscaping an aviary in the Timaru botanic gardens which was really good fun as we got to go Inside with all the birds. In the evening we went down to his workshop and started getting the van ready for his new engine.
On Thursday Kim went into labour at 4am and was taken to the hospital where she ...
... about respecting the landscape visually and environmentally and so POO POTS are in order!! (That would be tough to sit on!!)
Still had some time before Jordan and Jenna had to catch a plane in Christchurch so drove out the peninsula to Akaroa. Walked out to the wharf in this picturesque sea village and had a bite to eat!. Salmon Wings , seemed just the thing to try, and they were scrumptious
... Kea birds there, Mountain Parrot. They are a kind of scrounger/pest - lots of signs to say do not feed them.
Continued driving until we came to Bruce Bay and their were piles of white rocks that people had signed and we signed one with pink highlighter and added it to the pile. Sandflies are a bit of a problem these days when the sun is out.
Stopped at Wanaka for the night and it was a nice little town.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26TH
Off to ...
... to summit Mount Everest with sherpa Tenzing Norgay. It turns out Mt. Cook has similar glacier and snow conditions to Everest, although having an obviously lower altitude, only 3,754 metres compared to Everest's 8,848 metres. Which is why it has an ominous reputation as being one of the worlds deadliest mountains, as each year it claims climbers with its bizarre weather conditions and freak storms that blow in rapidly from the sea. Luckily we will not ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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