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... the sights! It turns out there
is not only Hope Saddle, but there is a Mount Hope, and a Mount Hopeless... oh
and a Mount Robert! All viewable from
the Hope Saddle trig point.
Another quick stop at Maruia Falls gave some cool views and
a leg stretch. The falls are interesting as they were actually formed as a
result of a fairly recent earthquake.
We also came cross our first big herd of sheep on the way,
... like crazy to get out as they were all scared of the eels haha, i stayed in for a bit and took some underwater pictures. Then i freaked out as everyone was shouting that there was an eel right by my foot so also swam like made and got out haha. It was good fun though and we wee all glad we did it! We then carried on to Westport. We were supposed to surf this evening but we arrived too late so we're going in the ...
... I needed to make myself start getting a grip. From the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the isolated mountain villages in Peru I saw the desperate situations in which too many people on this planet live. And now, bombing around New Zealand on a bus has taught me I need to start really, really appreciating all the good things I have in my life rather than focussing on the **** which, inevitably, happens. I haven't found this perspective in the beautiful scenery ...
... I had a small mount doom meltdown when I fell and scraped my hand, so it took us about the same time to get down as it did to come up! After mount doom was the actual crossing itself across the beautiful emerald lakes. By this point not only was it cloudy but it was raining and even hailing too! I enjoyed the scenery but would of preferred the walk had we not got drenched and battered by the pellets of ice which seemed to carry on for a few hours of the day and to think we were told ...
... tiny and close the community is and after talking to Bernie Monks on our last visit to Greymouth.
The West Coast in the sunshine is a sight to behold. The coast road is like a ribbon squeezed between wild deserted beaches on one side and nikau forested hills on the other. Now, if we could just do something about the sandflies …..
The Punakaiki pancake rocks and blowholes were awesome. Beautifully laid out paths and ...