4 days of rain! it's not rain that you can say - OK, I'll stay here for 15 min it will be over, no! 4 days without sun, not even a little bit above the clouds. so, we thought that it won't be so smart go up the mountains, as we planed and as we told you the last time... and - from oumaru we drove on the east cost to Dunedin (that we also told you) and hoped for better weather which didn't really come.
but apparently it helped us see much more.
the otago peninsula and the Catiline's (on the east coast) are not only beautiful beach line with amazing cliffs and bays, it's also the place to see wild life. and the bad weather for us is a very good one for them. so, we had two days of traveling on great beaches in a crazy weather and we saw many seals and some penguins, but the most amazing were the sea lions which are so big and fat, you can't believe 'till you see that.
as we found out that it is gonna be good weather, we decided to skip steward island and head up to the famous fiordland.so we moved to the west coast, and the sun came out, when we almost forgot that its exist...
on the next day, after a good night in an amazing backpacker, we started the Kepler Tiyul Gadol*. It were four beautiful days, included steep climbs, outstanding view of mountains, lakes, rivers, skies etc, while spending the night in these cosy, crowded and expensive huts. we were glad to hear that this is a pretty hard tramp for beginners, for us it wasn't that bad, and we enjoyed it very much.
now, back in the same backpackers, relaxing and preparing ourselves for the next days, in fiordland, hoping for good weather, that will give us a purpose to climb up some more mountains.
but, one of the main adventures, happened in Dunedin. we went to visit the Cudbery chocolate factory, which was terribly tasty, and we earned some extra snacks, by answering the guide questions, and for volunteering to hold the door!
that all for now,
until the next free-internet-library,
shabat-shalom from lake te-anau