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... Queenstown, where we plan to base ourselves and get a job (sob) over Christmas. From there we can go out to visit the glaciers in Wanaka along with Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook. We anticipate to be in Queenstown from around mid October until March, summertime. Having said all this we have no time constraints or anything concrete booked as yet so don't be surprised if this all changes. We will keep you updated on here ...
... followed by cinnamon apple pie - obviously with plenty of wine. I am glad I was not driving !!!! Fantastic afternoon !!! Thank you to Kath, Elaine, Maria , David and Linda . We arrived back to our hotel by car, given a lift by an elderly couple who ate at our table. After a rest in the hotel room we walked down to the river. Shrewsbury is surrounded on three sides by a river (see map) we started at the top right and walked ...
... a train. A big farm tractor was pulling a single coach which could seat several dozen passengers, four abreast.
It was a slow ride up a steep hill and through a beautiful forest. And then we slowly rode down another steep hill back to the station.
It wasn't a guided tour or anything like that. The tractor driver simply drove, and we simply enjoyed looking at the trees. Occasionally we passed someone who had hiked up on foot from ...
I had a good catch up on sleep which was apparently much needed. We did our last packing and went down for another full breakfast which was equally delicious as yesterday. Love having such a good start to the day but can't be good for you in the long run.
We checked out and bundled back into the car. There was a steady drizzle as we drove and a lot of surface flooding and large puddles on the road. It only took 30 minutes to get to Stratford upon-the-Avon which was ...
... water. The hills are treeless and rocky, with moss and lichen on the rocks, and the ground is boggy and wet. It would have been a harsh life, especially in winter, for a large family in a small house. There is a small paddock, which would have been the farm. Up the road we visited with Kathleen Carey, in her small stone built house, with a small fire in the hearth. She offered us wine, and Mary and John explained the family ...
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