30.09.2006 - 01.12.2006 17 °C
Hello, you're very lucky people as you get two blogs written by the Polly side of pollyali in a row. This would be because Ali is outside Pollocking a rubbish hostel in Oz for now telling us that they are fully booked over New Year when just two weeks ago, when we originally booked they had space for us!
Well we haven't done much since I last wrote but just to update you on certainly the most visually spectacular part of our journey. We left Dunedin and headed for another free campsite just slightly south of Te Anau, needless to say the campsite was 30km from the main road, next to a lake filled with mozzies and noone around for miles, the whimps that we both are decided after eating our soup and cheesy pasta that we felt a little uncomfortable spending the night on our lonesome there. So we pressed onto the lovely town and the starting base for the Milford Sounds of Te Anau. We treated ourselves to a motor park and a glass of wine in the local bar 'The Moose'. Now the Moose was a lively bar with a crap band playing covers and with it being bank holiday was full of youths getting way to p****d, not wanting to sound our 25 years of course!
We set off this morniong equipped with snow chains, a bargin at $25, and headed up into the wilderness, (in the rain). So here we are sat in the only cafe bar, who I might add are making a pretty penny out of the tourists (mainly Japanese), all who are carrying umbrellas on the smallest of paths, those who know me will know that this is a pet hate of mine, especially when they are all fully cladded in kagools! We have booked an over night cruise on the Wanderer 50 pounds each and that includes dindins, glass of wine or another beverage that takes your fancy and a proper bed! If you are going to book a cruise may I recommend that you drive up to the Milford Sounds and book it here rather than in Queenstown or Te Anau as it's twice as cheap.
So far the veiw s are unimaginabl;e and I wish I had saved up a little more and bought a rather expensive camera as ours does not do it justice.
Mum's been telling me to hurry up and put some piccies on the website, I apologise it's not through laziness but the fact that each photo is taking 15 mins to download and time is money! Promise as soon as we find a decent conecction we will provide proof of our adventures.
ttfn (as Mum would say)