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We woke up this morning at 8 am and spent our last morning at the Laing's house. We enjoyed breakfast while watching Argentina play Belgium on tv. We packed up, and said our last good-byes to the Laing family before heading off around 9 30 am. The Laings have been absolutely fabulous to us, and we hope that we can return the favour soon when they …
... continent was a bit of a challenge but we rose to it.
Next stop was the view to Mount Cook, which we were also lucky to see on a clear day.
We stayed in Twizel at Omahau Downs, a working farm with fairly basic but comfy and clean cottages and uninterupted views of Mount Cook. The sunrise was spectacular. Our next stop is Queenstown where we meet up with lots of others.
... br> We strolled around Cathedral Square, the main hub, for a half hour or so. The Cathedral is being propped up on one side and a display sign is pleading the Anglican Church to give permission to repair instead of tear down. For now, it sits empty and boarded up. Several empty lots stand nearby with big fencing around them.
Big plans lay ahead for Christchurch. Several displays showed that a civic ...
... van prepared me well and and I managed fine. As we set off from the rental store, everything was going well when all of a sudden 2 kilometres out we heard a huge BANG. Sounded like a gun shot. So as safely as I could, I pulled over to check the damage. No flat tires, no missing parts, actually everything looked fine so we continued on. We have no idea what caused that gunshot sound...
Our first stop, only 150 km away, was Geraldine a cute little town with ...
... it provided us with yet another stunning location for our camp, with Mt Cook in full majestic view from our tent. After setting up camp we went for a little walk to the lake, seeing lots of bunnies on the way. We all stuck our hands in the water and agreed it was quite 'koud.'
On our return, Marc and Lotte hung out in the camp lounge and 'played' Connect4, while I made dinner in the well-provisioned camp kitchen. Quite novel to have dinner indoors at a ...