Old Bones Backpackers
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... sure they feel the same way every morning. Ed had started on clearing the path, Mike had been in and trimmed the hedges. It was a dry morning so thought we would get on with doing the paths first. So I joined him after. All we ha to do was clear all the paths of branches and leaves, and petals that covered everything. All this was fine until you get the brush out and then the dogs try to eat it, except Mia constantly kept a tennis ball in her mouth and Brody just ran away as soon ...
On Thursday morning, we got up early and drove for around 3 hours to Oamaru, of course stopping for a coffee on the way! Oamaru is where my mum's boyfriend Peter lives and works. We met him and then went for a drink along the beautiful beach which was so turquoise. Oamaru is also known for it's blue penguins!! Unfortunately we didn't see any as it wasn't the right time of day.. they tend to come in in the evenings but we did look at the gift shop and area where you ...
... to pass by. I'm not sure who won, but the gorge was formed as a result. At the base of the gorge runs the Rakaia River until further down it is forced through a narrower canyon as it approaches the Canterbury Plains. There is a scenic 15km path which runs along the rim, but we walked for around 30 minutes, took some very nice photos and chose to move on.
Next stop was Mount Somers and onto Peel Forest. We stayed here for lunch on the edge of the Rangitata ...