Hi all just a quick one but iv already deleted it once lol.
We arrived in Chrischurch and got out safely. There was only one earthquake while we were there and we did not feel it, we were told about it on the train to Greymouth. There is not much to tell about Christchurch not a lot was open but it would have been a beautiful city before a bit like cambridge.
The train over to Greymouth was beautiful the views were amazing over the mountains. In Greymouth we decided to do the montheiths brewery tour but there was no brewery to be seen just a 5 minute video and then a 30 min taste test which was great. The germans were amazed with the cider as they dont have this at home. The night was great we went out and met some lovely people followed by more drinking and karaoke lol.
Fox Glacier was our next stop a very very very remote town not much there a few hostels, a pub and a shop no ATM. It was surrounded by snow covered mountains. We did the fox glacier hike which was incredible like nothing i have ever down before. They took us on a new bit which they had just made actually threw the ice glacier. We were crawling on our hands and knees with ice cold water rushing over us. AT one point you had to straddle your legs and really trust the person infront of you as they basically held there life in your hands if they let go then you feel. They said they would only take certain people there. While we were on the ice the boulders either side began to cave in but we got out all right.
That night we met some locals in the pub watching New Zealand thrash Ozzies at Rugby.
Now we are int he beautiful Lake Wanaka it is like Taupo, today we went to puzzle world and got lost in a maze for over an hour it was crazy but great. Didnt get much sleep last night sharing in dorms again with the snooring and chinese tapping on lap tops not good but have a twin room tonight.
Off to Queenstown tomorrow the party town of New Zealand to met up with greymouth friends and hopefully do a hot air balloon ride can not wait.
Less then 8 weeks left now so depressing, still time to stay longer me thinks lol
Love and miss you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx