Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru
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... not all original (we don't know) is in the old style.
The Scottish receptionist at our Dunedin motel (who came from Forres) recommended a stop at Riverstone which describes itself as a gift/hardware store. Every square inch of several big corrugated iron sheds was filled with giftware and Xmas items, household hardware, cake decorating items etc.etc. For those of you who know the Spotty Bag shop in Banff it was like that multiplied by 10?. Close by it is a ...
... came in and ordered a giant bowl of chips and another of potato skins: Peter looked on with envy as they worked their way through them. I should point out it was only 11.00 in the morning. I wonder what they were going to have for lunch. These rather perfectly spherical boulders range from 30cms to 2.2 metres in diameter. The largest weighs around 7 tonnes (how do they know that?) and took 4 million years to form (how do they know THAT?). They form within the muddy ...
We're in New Zealand and we're having an amazing time. I couldn't even begin to do this country justice in this blog. We've only been here a couple of weeks and we can already say, with great confidence, that we will return. The landscape is stunning, the people are saintly and the activities are endless. If you haven't been then go and if you have been then go back and if you're a kiwi living ...
... Botanical Gardens and the Graveyard (some graves are from the 1880's)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21ST
Checked out the harbour area again and watched 3 guys continually doing different kinds of belly flops - CRAZY
Took the Inter-island Ferry and it started 1 1/2 hrs late, so instead of gettting in to Picton at 6:30 we got in at 8:00 then we had a 2 hr drive to Nelson. Made it safe and sound but tired.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22ND
We drove out ...
... halo" looking cloud was right on top of the tip of the mountain.
After about an hour and a half we ended up at our destination. Hooker Glacier Lake consists of blocks of ice of all different sizes. It was a pebble beach and the first time either of us relaxed on a beach and looked out and saw blocks of ice in the water. And of course, beautiful Mt. Cook was right in front of us too. It was quite peaceful ...