Colonial Court Motel
Travel Blogs from Palmerston North
... uplifted. Around the harbour and coast, the rock platform along the shoreline rose up out of the sea and now provides room for the motorway and train tracks.
Driving along, looking up to the right, about 150m up the cliffside are piles of houses, balanced precariously on the edge, looking straight down at one of the most active and violent faultlines in NZ. How can they sleep at night? I couldn't.
It took us about ...
... after him).
Palmerston North like Hamilton seems to get a bit of grief most of it undeserved. While we were there, the weather was pretty foul with those big heavy rain drops that soak you all the way through in about one minute (we know this for a fact because one of us had to run back to close the van windows from the kitchen, just after it started pouring down). On the plus side it has started warming up again, ...
... funny, we even took a new photo for the Kiwi Experience guide book of about 30 of us in the bottom bunk….anyway, back to the horse riding.
Up at the stables we met Lizzie our guide and got paired up with our horses, mine was a lovely white horse called Bling. Here in River Valley they are trying to teach the horses a new style of being ridden which is far more gentle and natural than conventional riding and what I had done in Australia ...
Well Andrew thought that we should write a letter from
Palmerston North as the first of the blogs before we left.
So here goes.
As I have sent you all a copy of the itinerary you will know
where we are due to go and when.
This is to give you and us an idea of what we hope to do while
we are away.
I guess that the prospects of being on a plane for 24 hours to
get to London is the first challenge.
We made ...
... to go.
Then later on that night at Night Church Sasha brought in our IceBreaker gears, we were going to wait till we got home to open them but that was a bit to long so just whip them open after church. OH DARM!! They're awesome, you can just feel the warmth leaking out of them.
Right well the only other news to report is that we have the Chinese visa, ...