We finished work on Friday 20th December, we were meant to work the Saturday but our aching bones decided not to and then it rained the whole of Saturday anyway so it must have been fate. Some friends we had been working with had headed to Oamaru the day before and we went to join them on Sunday. The weather was really nice so we went for a swim on the beach as our campsite was right on the water. We had a BBQ in the evening which was really nice but Jeff was a...
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Our bus broke down just as we were about to leave a rainy Franz Josef. We had a five hour wait for the bus to miraculously fix itself (mechanics looked at it but coulnd;t find any problems). Anyway we left Franz Josef and the rain forest, driving past and through some incredible mountains and huge waterfalls that were cascading down the mountains. We stopped in a small place called Haast and read about some of the conservations projects going on in the area. We c...