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....our time on a working farm far exceeded our expectations. Located on the eastern side of New Zealand's Banks Peninsula, Flea Bay is darn near as east as you can go. Staring our over the waters of the South Pacific the next closest landfall is Chile, talk about feeling small.
Our journey started in the French themed town of Akaroa where we met our guide and were transported along Flea Bay Road (look that one on up on Google Earth!) to the Homestead of Sheerin ...
... with a cherry glaze, Mike had a pork combo which was a pork steak with apple and ribs, and Alice had a bit of everybody’s! Feeling really full, but leaving space for desert of Sticky date pudding and cheesecake, we polished off every bite before bidding farewell to the very friendly waitress. It was dark and getting cold as we headed towards our car. The girls were all really tired after such a busy day, so we were looking forward to getting warm and getting home as soon ...
... different emotions. I'm sad to see everyone go and see this chapter of my life close. Everyone I've met here is now going their own way. I don't know if I will ever see them again but I know that I will always remember the memories and faces that I have encountered here. I'm eager to see my family and feel the comfort of familiar places and friends from home. There will be a few tears as I leave my new friends and what has been my home for the past five months.. ...
... claim to fame is that it was the first town in New Zealand to have mains electricity.
We arrived in Hanmer Springs mid afternoon. It's a small one street town which a lot of people stop at because of the natural hot springs (which is exactly why we stopped) and there are quite a few walks around the area although it is maybe a bit hot for walking (still 26 C at 17.00 this afternoon)!!
... for a couple of days, to catch up and hopefully i'll get chance to do a bit of work as i really enjoyed it. Laura not so much! Then we'll go down to Dunedin to see the Speights Brewery and the Moeraki Boulders (Natural wonder), before heading over to Stewart Island to go Shark diving! (In a cage). After that it's Queenstown, for bungee jumping, white water rafting and jet boating. We will then head up the west coast and see the Fox glacier, and not ...