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... a Penguin had sneaked into Sid. This centre was a bit staged with artificial nesting boxes and two big spectator seating areas either side of the small beach the penguins come up, but I suppose it does mean they can allow people to view them without causing any upset. Later we drove up to a secluded beach to watch for the possible arrival of the rare Yellow-Eyed penguin. Again it was freezing but this time I had every fleece and coat on. After 30 minutes a solitary ...
... with his family (his wife Kim and her son Jayden) and helped up fix our van instead of buying his car off him. Chris made some calls to find us a new engine that we could put into the van.
Monday and Tuesday Chris spent most his time on the phone searching for an engine for the car, ringing up everyone he could think of and looking on the internet and in the whole of the country we managed to find.....one, ...
... on the planet. I'll wrap her up in toilet paper like an Egyptian mummy, dunk her in the sea and then wave good bye as I board the plane. Why Donna? Why? I even had my merino socks in the second wash. She's just lucky my treasured underpants are safe.
Now that I think about it there is another problem that has come up during our time in New Zealand. I've decided to up my rating on the man scale ...
... do little hikes and then the final hike was 4.2 km and it took 1 1/2hr - was pretty hard for me but Tom loved it. LOL
The local hot pools were closed, and we had been looking forward to going to them all day.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 25TH
Today was our Glacier Day first was the Franz Josef Glacier, we could not walk very far in to see it, but the view up the valley was very nice.
Fox Glacier you could walk up pretty close and it was beautiful, ...
... of the town that still has a Victorian feel to it with old shops and store fronts. In this area we visited an art gallery, a few nik-nak stores, and a limestone carving shop where we actually saw the carver at work. These sculptures were beautiful and the detail on some of them was quite intricate. We walked by an old whiskey distillery and into a brand new beer brewery that has only been open for a couple of weeks, but we didn't do any tastings today. Next, ...