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Tonight finds out heroes in Reefton. This town is proud to have been… - delta_november

Dec. 27th, 2009

05:31 pm

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Tonight finds out heroes in Reefton. This town is proud to have been the first with electricity south of the equator. From then on, it all seems to have been down-hill. It's fundamentally a mining town with no working mine. The hostel is serviceable, but damp-smelling and cramped. There's a young lady on the main street who is trying so very hard to be Amanda Fucking Palmer.

Yesterday was Renford, which was very pleasant indeed. Vinyards look pretty so long as you don't have to do any manual labour in them. On the way out we passed through Nelson which is also nice. It has a gellato place which reminds me of home. It also has some formal Japanese gardens which try very hard but don't hold a candle to Hamilton.

Tomorrow we head out to Fox Glacier for two nights. Glaciers and rainforests -- two great tastes now in one package! We have a half-day guided hike on the glacier booked, and will likely wander through the forests on our own. And laundry, because it's getting towards that time.