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said it was in the negatives. I basically took their word for it because
everything is in Celsius here and the conversion is confusing to me. Anyways,
about 15 of us got into a little bus without big jackets and we went to this
small little airport to view the stars. We were far away from the lights it
made it easy to see all of the stars. They had a big fancy telescope that we used
to look at the ...
... all about protecting the NZ ecosystem from microbes from Kirtlington Quarry, the only place the boots have been worn previously. You seriously have to applaud their determination and diligence in this endeavour.
Anyway, its all done very politely and with some repressed humour and we get our shoes cleaned in the bargain. "Here you are sir, welcome to New Zealand". "Thanks very much officer, we're delighted to be here"
......and we are.
... Outside the cathedral one individual is telling the snap takers (including us) that we are not wanted, don't belong and should leave them in peace. You can see his point, but I disagree. If you don't bear witness, you cannot really comprehend what people had to endure, and in any case, if the tourist dollars did not come in, it could only have a detrimental impact on local employment.
Meanwhile most locals are ...
... several people after we were in for awhile were only getting to buy tickets to the 2:00 show.
This sight is the only mainland based in the world where you have easy access to see the Royal Albatross. They have a wingspan of 3 meters and they lock so that they can fly for hours at a time just floating on the wind current. They can fly at 120 km per hour and dive down 3 meters into the ocean to catch squid etc.
We got to see juvenile's flying and 4 ...
... along the highway. We recognize the stunning purple flowers from Icelandic Lupine fields, but here they have yellows, blues, pinks as well. As we approach Lake Tekapo, the flowers thicken and on the shore of the lake they are truly stunning. We stop for a photo shoot and some lunch beside this Azure beauty of a lake.
Just a quick jaunt down the road is Lake Pukaki just outside the town of Twizel, and the intersection to Mt. Cook. Lake ...