Akaroa Criterion Motel
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We left Queenstown and headed to Dunedin, a fairly quiet drive with not many stops apart from a big hydro electric dam at Clyde. Nigel was surprised that there were not more pylons coming out of it as it supplies 10% of NZ power, I reminded Him that that is only about 600,000 people. We arrived at Dunedin where it rained and rained some more so we …
... bottle of their Ginja Beer (non alcoholic), as yet untasted. Peel Forest was about 15km outside Geraldine and we arrived just before 12 and saw 5 horses saddled up across the paddock waiting for us. We met Toby our guide for the walk (son of he owners) and got out helmets. Toby gave us a quick demo on how to hold the rains, where to have feet in stirrups and how to control the horse by pulling on the reigns, then we got on. Me first on Ziggy and I ...
Today I was up bright and early to get the bus to Christchurch! What an amazing journey! It took 8 hours, but the scenery was incredible! We had views of the Remarkables on the way out of Queenstown, then amazing lakes all the way to Lake Tekapo where we had our lunch stop. The water in the lakes is bright blue because of white powder in the water from the glaciers, it doesn't settle in the water because it is so ...
... gets us back in the game. I'm required at the crease with 14 required off the last 3 overs and with a couple of nice drives and two versions of what my team-mates are describing as the Akaroa Cut, we get home with 6 balls to spare.
Speights Ale House is the venue for this evening's meal and i have the Black Berry Chicken which, for a change, came with plenty of vegetables. The health factor was offset however with a dessert called the Eton Mess.
Greymouth on our journey north to Picton, so we say a little more then.
The train left Greymouth at 1.50pm, this part of the journey
was a little slower due the temperature, the train is speed restricted in parts
due to track expansion. We arrived back at Christchurch about 40 minutes later than
scheduled. Our shuttle bus was waiting to take us back to the camp site.
(Editors note: more photos will be added later)