Four seasons in one day - welcome to the south!!!
Trip Start Feb 12, 2011
49Trip End Jul 09, 2011
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Ok so we arrived in the lovely little town of invercargil on tuesday evening after a couple of bus journeys. First impressions of the town was it was very green, we had arrived next to the big queens park, full of different types of gardens, aviary and fountains. The hostel was lovely, a big victorian villa with big spacious rooms, bay windows, a very modern kitchen AND....a dishwasher!!!! first time we have had a hostel with such a luxury! we nipped out for food and a quick explore of the main street, plenty of shops to visit for the next day and a pak "n" save - our fav supermarket here! We spent the evening meeting lots of people in the hostel (german, swedish, netherlands...).
Wednesday morning we pottered into the town and hired a car... (see bluff entry for rest) =)
In the afternoon we dipped in and out of the shops, found one called glowing sky, full of the amazing merino clothing from out here, keeps you super warm and dry but this couple design in for nice clothes (normally its trekking stuff!) we met the woman who set it up with her husband, shes an english girl was backpacking out here and met her now husband on stewart island
One more sleep and we were off to the next town. Invercardgills a lovely little town, right at the bottom of the country, a lovely little place to visit just be armed with suncream, umbrella, and a wind stopping jumper!
Lots of love to everyone,