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... off at their hostel which it turned out was just along from mine. We then arranged to meet up after lunch to go for a wander. We spent a lovely afternoon all together visiting a cafe, sitting down by the lake and walking part way around the lake and back in the pouring rain before making a dash into the supermarket to get some more provisions for ...
... they had a policy of "care not responsibility" and that much of our own and fellow rafters' wellbeing is in our own hands. The helicopter ride was fantastic. The gentle take off and swooping Ito between the cliff tops running either side of the Shotover River. We looked down on the road that we would otherwise have used and it looked perilous. Apparently it is rated as the 13th most dangerous road in the world due to its unsealed surfaced, minimum width ...
... we met another couple who reported a red garment 200m away so eventually girl & jacket were reunited! We spent a few hours at the Sir Edmund Hillary centre which was a mixture of climbing exploits & astronomy - we watched a few shows in the planetarium. Helen has concluded that whenever she has insomnia she should watch one of these films as counting stars instead of sheep has ...
... in a $700 replica sword. A 'passing interest', however is all that someone else needs in anything to set Helen off, and so she excitedly set about convincing Ray of the merits of such a purchase, much to Kate's disapproving groans! In fact, this minor incident, alongside Helen's insistence that we all should go Fly fishing (again because Ray had expressed a fleeting interest in so doing) legitimated a position which I have had to take many times on this trip. Such is Helen's excitement ...
... and the Blue Pools track on route. Then it was over the Gates of Haast bridge before leaving the pass and stopping for a coffee in the first town (I use this word loosely as this can mean 6 houses here). The road then goes down Lake Hawea and then down Lake Wanaka before arriving in Wanaka. You will see how beautiful the drive was from the photos without superlatives from me. Moved into our apartment and then set off to wander around the town. Wanaka is at ...