April 05, 2008
After having spent the day at the glaciers hiking we went on towards the west coast... driving hours all alone on the highway... ahhh no, let' s call it street. We arrived in this small town, Greymouth. We finally found a place to stay for the night which was really cool. It was a hostel in a pretty old building, that survived the flooding years back and therefore is calle Noah' s Arch. Each room has a different theme... we stayed in the Pigs room, which was in pink and decorated with little pigs. Today we mostly spent driving... hey, we already drove 2000km in NZ... we are doing pretty good! We went from Greymouth up the coast.. the road was curving along the Tasman Sea, like 2m next to the roads was the turquoise ocean... looked amazing! We stopped south of Westport to see the seal colony there. Fur seals lying on the rocks chillin'! Then we... well, I drove all the way to Nelson. Three hours! Which was not that exciting because the road winded along the mountains inlands. Here in Nelson we stay at a pretty cool little, cosy Backpackers. It's really nice. We sit there with a lot of people from different countries chatting. We are also close to the end of our white wine... so ... yeah, I get back to that now. Tomorrow we hope that the weather gets better.... it' s quite stormy here. We' d plan to do Kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park. Then get the ferrie to Wellington on Sunday.