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The whale boats were not going out today because of the storm coming up from Christchurch. We heard on the news that there was damage done by the storm in Christchurch and the ferry from Wellington was turned back yesterday afternoon and no sailings since. We were lucky to get across yesterday morning. It was raining all the way back along the …
... our hostel was. We didn't get to see any seals but I did see a dog on a standup paddle board and what is apparently Shania Twain's house.. Kaiteriteri was very beautiful and the weather was so nice we wished we'd had extra time here, but with the buses being so busy for xmas and new year we were under pressure to stick with out original ...
... and did some accidental cliff climbing to reach a viewing spot right at the end of a headland - we somehow missed the official view point hence why we ended up in such a predicament!
In the evening we did some exercises to try and keep off the alcohol-weight and then indulged in a couple of drinks on the beach - rather a lot colder by this ...
... up places. The road into the Cobb Valley, where we were intending to start, is up the Cobb Dam Road. The Cobb reservoir is at the top of the road, and there is a hydro-electric station that serves the area for power. The road is pretty good quality when it comes to gravel roads, but it’s still steep, windy, and very narrow. We met a few big trucks coming down as we were coming up, luckily on wider spots. The drive out of town, ...
... on the rocks.
That night we went for a few cheeky beers and then bed.
We decided to do a walk up a mountain the next day, was quite steep but only took an hour to get up so not too bad. There were a few moments when I wish we'd have taken the cable car up like everyone else but then where's the sense of achievement.
The top had stunning views and we had a hot chocolate as a pat on the back, then we had to head back to watch Tom and Sam get their tattoos. ...