Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
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We stopped along the way to Arthur's Pass at the famous Sheffield Pie Shop to get pies for our lunch. This apparently is a Kiwi tradition - the pies are all individual portions that you hold in your hand to eat. D and I had steak and mushroom and were they ever good! We found a picnic table along the road, sat in amongst the mountains and felt like …
Just when I was feeling like I didn't know anyone, I heard from Chris Skagen (my cousin) again. He and I managed to find another backpacker's car, a little silver Nissan (a manual AND a diesel.) I am not so good at driving her yet. We headed out of Christchurch as soon as we could, and passed through Castle Hill and stayed last night in Arthur's …
... or 9 miles there and back) to Bealey's Hut, which was created by sheep farmers as highland refuge, but is now huddled in by hill walkers seeking shelter from the suddenly changeable weather in these parts. Today was fine and no refuge was required.
... pastures. A lot of my pictures I took out of the bus windows. Even though we were on the bus almost everyday, the bus would stop several times for some photo shoots, or a quick visit to a lake or river.
The most spectacular part of New Zealand is all of its various climates and geographies. On one island you find glaciers, tropical forests, mountains, plains, fiords and sounds. New Zealand was created when it broke ...
... on to Greymouth and them back to Christchurch . It is on the last leg of this ride that I'm indulging in blog writing time. I have to tell you though , it is now 6:30 pm., I'm watching every imaginable type of scenery go by, have enjoyed a take away lamb wrap I picked up in Greymouth and drinking a beer from the cafe car.....life is good when you just keep moving and carpe diem! I know you have all figured out by now that keeping this blog going is part therapy for ...
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