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This motel is showing its age and looks very tired, but it still is reasonable with it cleanliness and comfort. The WiFi is offered but does not reach all its rooms.
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Up early this morning to catch the ferry to the South Island, it was the same process as the spirit, took just as long to board and there was nothing to do on there for 2.5 hours. There was a playground on board but apparently, a major incident had happened the day before that was horrific and had to be investigated.... Yes.... We felt safe. Lewy …
I arrived in Kaikoura a week ago. I've been here a couple of times before: five years ago with Tine, we went whale watching, last October I went fishing with Blair and Aine - still one of the best fish and chips meals I've had in NZ so far and only about a month ago I came here with mum & dad and I went whale watching once again.
So there are two activities left for me to do: dolphin and seal swimming. I opted for the dolphin one. Minor detail: I arrived ...
... the car window. Kathleen thinks she did it deliberately as some sort of revenge for disobeying her instructions and making her look foolish yesterday in Blenheim. I can't help feeling sorry for her. I think Kathleen's constant criticising and *****ing at her must have made her have some sort of breakdown.
Of course I am secretly really quite pleased by all this *****ing and name calling going on between Kathleen and Mrs. Merkel. I think I must have been ...
... drop, and then I was on a paved section which sloped steeply away. I was prevented from racing down partly by having to allow for walkers' reaction times, the usual lack of awareness followed by moving into the path of whoever is coming the opposite way. Uncanny. But caution was also urged by section of path that twisted sharply to the right, no railings, looking out over a precipitous drop. Yikes. I hugged the wall and took it easy. Before I knew it, I was ...
... That's a level of 'busy' that is pretty quiet to an English person but still, a bit of local colour. Kaikoura looks a great choice, with mountains in the background and the sea crashing in. The hostel backs on to the railway tracks-"be careful, and if the train's there, go round, not under" said the hostel owner, "don't give Fred a heart attack". Not so much 'no trespassing on the rails' as 'don't scare my mate, yes of course I know him, we all know ...