Cedar Motor Lodge
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... spirits dry. The next day we awoke at our Glentanner campsite to something we’d taken for granted, cloudy but dry. Sweet cloudy but dry. It was a miracle. We felt like Noah must have when that dove came back with an olive leaf. The flood was over! We excitedly headed toward the hooker valley track where we were able to undertake one of the greater walks we’ve done in New Zealand. The mountain views were tremendous, each ...
We had to reschedule our flight from Sydney to Christchurch due to a recurrence of my usual condition, but I seem OK now. The new flight brought us into Christchurch at midnight.
Found the car, found the motel settled in.
Next day we walked into the city centre. We had been expecting to see earthquake damage, but we were totally unprepared for the scale of the destruction even 3 years later. Half the ...
... the ocean and then their was a huge lone one in the grass. We got pretty close and watched him crawl down into the ocean.
Next was our first stop to see Yellow Eyed Penguins and we did see 1 and then 2 more. They are the rarest of the penguins. Super cool
Next stop was to see more Sea Lions and this time we almost walked onto one sleeping in the tall grass. We could of touched it, it put its head up looked at us and started flipping its flipper so ...
Clear blue skies and another glorious day. We set off from the site and made a quick stop at the Church of the Good Shepherd which was built in 1935 to honour the pioneer sheep farmers who opened up the Mackenzie Country. In the same area there is a statue of a collie dog which pays tribute to all the working collie dogs who played a very import part in the success of the sheep stations. The church and ...
... to not be swept down stream by morning.
Morning came and we made it! The tent held up well, no leaks and we were warm all night. Sadly, it was still raining quite hard, so time to leave this great national park and head back to the coast. Luckily, we will be seeing Mt. Cook again in a couple weeks as we will be driving to the north side of the mountain on the way back up the island.
On the road again.
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