Day 4 Wellington to Picton to Milford and a bunch of other stuff
We made it to the ferry terminal with our car at 7:30, a full hour before departure as we were instructed to do. So once we parked the car in the hull and headed to the passengers quarters. Clearly there is a section of the ship that is most desired and that is the reclining chair section. I find it incredibly interested that I find myself rocking and roiling along with out a partivular place to go. THE SHIp was finer, than a whiner dinner.
I feel one with this coputer, it speasks to me, I am still on the Mitre Peak which was so small we felt everything and that is how I feel right now, I'm still rolling get swirled and get stuck. I can;t get out of these swells
This computer is makeing it hard to write...I MUST PERSIST
We had to sswitche3d our car out becase our brakes would sqwuuueeeel and crunch so I thight thsi is not safe once at piction they hookd us upo in a new car and it was splendid until we heard a very loud whistle indeed! How annoying....couldn't have it. We suffered with out TOyota Banshee all the way to GORE bAY WHERE WE CAMPED. CAMPING WAS WONDERFUL AND dOUG was a tough one to follow, Local Doug liked to talk and he definitely like to pretend he didn;t have a home. Nice Chap, that fellow! Fromthere we headed Oamaru to get a tasty sample of Whitestone Creamery known all over this small sleepy New Zealand town. The cheese was spectacular with all of it's fruity notes, some nut stuff and the stinky ones were good too. THe only thing strange about these dudes is that they had pictures up all over of the cast of Scrubs, yeah the television show. Janitor wrote you cheese give me special power. Dr. Cox wrote something that sounded like Dr.Cox. blblbllllaaaalalaldladldl.]\
Off to the i-sites so Shaun can ask a bajillion questions (which by the way has created an amazing itinerary so far. Go see penguis for $$$$, we said no. We did hike up round one of the peninsulas in the hopes we would see a elephant. No luck they were all gone for the day. It would have been great to see a whale! Got bored went to find the Moeraki Stones. SHaun had an intimate discourse between himself and an Italiano a mono...pictures were taken, vibes were connected it was magical. THe stones are round and suck in the sand and they're supposed to be worth a visit? Next up was penguins, yellow eyed penguins to be exact. We saw 2!!! That's all you need because we saw them for free. and there;s only like 300 left in the world! THey are gorgeous so I will buy a postcard.
Shoot, I've just been told that we went to Christchuch before Oamaru. Nothing happened in Christchurh but I don't want you to be confused. Actually we had to exchange our car again in Christchurch because there was friggin hole in the floorboard underneath the from passenger. At one point sShaun wasnted to know why his bag was soaked, the response from the car was "why are you so a]upset, isn't that a good thing?) There was an inch of standing water in the car so it had to be switched.
No we are car #3 heading to dunedin. Dunedin is the coolest town we found so far, it's a hip happening (and if the loud assed middle aged german women next door would put a carrot in it I could finish) colloege town. We ate some pizza, New Zeaoand pizza is pretty crumby but it is affordable, and green peppers here are call capsicum like in India. After dinner I crashed while Steven and Shaun did their own thing. One of which was go to the casino. Upon arriving at the front doors they were thoroughly shooted down by the security forces that NO JANGLES ARE ALLOWED. I would laugh, what;s a jangle = flip flops of course! THey came home and went to bed,
Left dunedin to go golfing, would have cost us about $60 to pplay on one on the nicer courses in NZ but it was old flolks day so no go.In it's place we went to tunnel beach, wait until you see the picture of this it was phenominal. Partly because I wasn;t expecting much partly becase it's phenominal. It was a wicked uphill walk but I did it because "I'm a man!"
We went to a bakery for lunch to get some meat pies and sandwiches. I quite literally had the best chicken club sandwich I ever had in my life! I preceded it with a homemade Zinger (which she had no idea what a zinger was so we were joking back and forth until she told she didn;t know what a twinkie was! Conversation over) Masada bought a meat pie of mutton. A local walking by saw what he was doing, stopped and offered to talk him through the ordeal. Masada was about to go in for his second bite when the local said "WHoa there mate, you'll want to turn that thin upside down first" Masada was perplexed as to why he should do this but he decided to go with the flow litterely because 4-5 tablespoons of pure mutton oil came streaming out all over the sidewalk. I think if had not done this he would have visited the porcelin god more than twice.
After Green Island we drove, pretty much straight through to Te Anau, slept amongst the deer at a place called Barnyard Backpackers. After chech in we went for happy hour at "The Moose". There are no mooses in New Zealand. Had a couple drinks and searched for internet. Then we stumbled on "the RancH" and pretty nice resturants whose happy houjr started after the Moose hh. I had the best rump steak I've ever had in my life. Went back to camp and played cards because Shaun and Steven still think they can beat me. Last game I had 530, Shaun had -90 and Masada had -120, that's a good ol'fashioned Tech stompdown.
Got to bed and immediately tried to gas out our fourth roommate, with the addition of a prime time teeth knasher no man could sleep the night with us! He moved to a different bunk the next day.
Today was Milford Sound but this Ambien is kicking in and I can't take the ship rocking anymore....
Milford was spectacular, no time to write about it here, leave it for another blog post. I will post some pictures on my facebook page if you want to see some crummy iPhone pics.
We are about to head to the Kepler track for four days in the bush. See you guys then!
Sorry for all the misspellings...