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... reason that on average cruisers GAIN between a half to one and a half pounds PER DAY.
As you will see, I refused the tie and sport jacket, but complied with the elegant casual dress code, which applies anytime after 6pm on board (no jeans, no shorts, collars required). My personal preference would have been smart casual, but at least there are no formal nights or tuxes required as on some other ...
... small, one gas station, no grocery store and no police station town held a museum and hiking trails- both easily conquered, unlike the multi day mount cook climb many were prepping to do- actually I saw no one prepping and fear the museum made this sound more popular than it was. It is also possible the climbers are smart, because I saw a few avalanches and heard a few more on our valley walk. There was no snow in ...
... I decided to
check it out.
The stargazing included a planaterim show and mini lesson on the stars that were in
Australian skies. The show was very interesting and informational. It prepared
us for the second part of the tour. When the show was done we were given these
huge long jackets that went down to our feet and they also had hoods. Now it is
winter in New Zealand up in the mountains so it was pretty ...
... imagine the aboriginal people here hanging out under these undermined cliff like areas.
Stopped in Twizel (great name) for lunch. They were preparing for St Patrick's day, so had to have drinks in green colored glasses.
As we approach Mt. Cook low cloud was hanging in the horizon,and remained for the following day as well. Unfortunately , we never did get a clear vista on the mountain ...
... shelf, which then spring up to the surface without warning. You really don't want to be above it when it does that.
All in all, a very worthwhile experience.
After being driven back to the centre, we went to the cafe in the grounds, called the Old Mountaineers. Food not great, sadly.
And off we go again. It was sad saying goodbye to our beautiful mountains, and to the Southern Alps generally. But we had to do it.
When we ...