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so finally I am back at a hotel with 'free' wifi.
To retract - I bought a new mob phone to include internet, but as it was much faster than the hotel that I was staying in and I was a tad tired- I f'n blew my account out without even realising.
to quote 2 notable Australians. Maybe not such a good quote as it didn't end well for either of them.....
Such is LIFE
-okay lets get this thing done - so today, we left ...
... the first morning we got up and went for a walk. It was about -1 and the sun was shining, I rugged up in 3 layers and Shan walks out as if he is going to play for the wallabies in shorts and his rugby jersey!!! He got a few strange looks while we were out and about but we stopped noticing as we were just in awe of the sheer beauty of where we were.
That night we did a little bar crawl and not far from our hotel was quite a unique bar called ...
... usual for the time of year.
The final comment was about the dogs. Amundsen donated a number of his remaining dogs to another Antarctic expedition which was going from Australia. A number of the British dogs were adopted in New Zealand, including one by the Mayor of Christchurch.
We spent less time in the rest of the museum as we had been so engrossed that time had escaped on us. We enjoyed the woolly mammoth and the natural history section which reminded us of places ...
No sunshine this morning and cooler with rain forecast for the afternoon. Got the bus into town and went to Beacon Hill Park to see the view out over the bay. Ha! Bay was full of fog and we couldn't see anything except white stuff. Went up to Government House to see the gardens there. These were really nice with several different sections. Their Governor General is a female, like ours! The house is very tasteful, built of stone, relatively recently (1959) after the previous one burnt ...
... of local island beers so Ro was in heaven for a few more hours that day. We had planned to attend the pub crawl or even do our own with my parents but nothing could top our day and we wanted it to end on a high (plus my parents were tuckered out too from endless walking) so we headed back to the hostel and gradually got ourselves ready for bed. Victoria was as beautiful as everyone had described and despite the muggy and rainy weather, we would have to say that our stay here was ...
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