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... I love looking at the stars, I could
do it all night. My favorite part of the night was seeing Saturn. The telescope
made it so clear that I could see the rings around the planet. By far one of
the coolest things I’ve seen in the sky. We also saw a few shooting stars.
Everyone got cold after an hour and a half because we were just standing there
not moving around so we decided to go back. Defiantly worth it ...
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 ...
... tsunami in the lake...gulp! But having driven the short distance to the lake it was judged too windy to kayak, to be fair the guide did say before we set off that it was probably the case and we suspected as much when we were woken at 6am by much buffeting of the motorhome, sand flurries around the car park and even the odd camper chasing a wind blown tent into the distance, they did catch it ........eventually. Anyway, change of plan and, after the ...
... were blue at one point in time. After pondering at the "blue lakes", we continued onto the Glacier lookout trail. Once we approached the area of the ancient ice, we realized why it was noted as "down right ugly" in the NZ guidebook. The glacier is melting downward leaving a pile of gravel, rocks and a massive moraine on each side instead of the stunning blue ice walls of normally receding glaciers. But, who can call a massive glacier carving a ...
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