Trip Start Jul 02, 2012
58Trip End Oct 04, 2012
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We have explored West Bay and up that part of the island. We found a lovely wee cafe/retaurant called Timbuktuu with great food and the biggest dishes you can imagine.
The drives have been so interesting - we see HUGE iguanas on the sides of the road in the
Driving is easy and everyone is laid back - we have had to adjust our Christchurch-driving to island style where you slow down to let cars come in from side roads or even on a main road coming to a complete stop for people wanting to cross the road. When you're not in a hurry it is a far more relaxing way to drive!
We enjoyed the BLACKCAPS win a couple of days ago but were disappointed with today's result with Ross coming so close to carrying the team through. It's quite hard to take all the celebrations and ribbing from a very parochial WI population but we're doing our best!
Had a fabulous time snorkelling at Smiths Cove today. We have seen some amazing fish including a HUGE lobster (a foot long at least) and big fish plus an incredible range of colourful ones too. I can't get enough of snorkelling - it is just so magical being in the water hearing only your breathing and seeing a whole new world of amazing creatures. Love it!
Glad to see the temperatures have been warmer at home rather han the bitter cold we'd all been suffering through :-)