The Halswell Lodge
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... it would be nice for the pair of us to spend a month inter-railing around Europe. The way it works is that one pays for a ticket that allows unlimited travel in a certain time period. It covers a myriad of countries and caters to every budget, from the no frills attached backpacker (ie. me) to the high flying trust fund babies smashing through their inheritance in fancy hotels and skydiving in Switzerland and other such things.
This is not a mere undertaking I ...
... saw some of the major sights.
We saw the Town Hall and Civic Centre, the Parliament and Governor's house,
a memorial to Katherine Mansfield (the NZ writer) and the Westpac Stadium
which has a capacity of 35,000. At the suggestion of two very friendly
security guards, we went into the Parliament building and sat in the Public
Gallery listening to the last few minutes of Question Time - which was
interesting and also allowed us to warm ...
... the newer parts where not nice at all. After this we walked back to the cable car and went back to the top. Our final stop of the day was a place called Zealandia, a wildlife reserve where no possums or rats can enter so that that can repopulate endangered animals. It was a great park and we saw plenty of funny and interesting birds, gekos and lizards that are native to NZ. We got dropped in the harbour so that we could walk back along the coast. We were ...
... 120 runs. Then, thanks to some impressive batting from NZ’s Brendan McCullum, who easily reached over a century in less than an hour, by the time 5:15pm rolled up, New Zealand were only 10 runs away from winning the game!
But enough of all this technical nonsense. The three highlights of the game for me were
a) the surprisingly attractive number of cricketers on both teams who provided plenty of eye candy for the match *wink*;
... to the point that the Kiwi woman sitting across from us was about 95% certain that he was going to toss up the contents of his stomach. Fortunately, Peter made it outside to the front deck, and the fresh air was the perfect elixir for his seasickness. The entire crossing was a little over three hours, and the last hour or so gave us our first taste of the magnificent beauty of the south island. We cruised in on a narrow ...