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Hello South Island!

What a great first impression!

sunny 9 °C

Yahoo, it's the south! I hop on the boat, and I already feel like I'm on my way to a place where I belong. It didn't take long for me (as well as others) to step out on to the lookout deck once it was finally open. The lower level lookout wasn't too windy, but I got warned as I went to open the door on the top deck. Sweet Jesus, was it windy! I had no idea what I was in for until my poor little pointer finger couldn't click the shutter button on my camera anymore. My hat almost few off, and I lost my nose within the first 2 minutes, but man did I love every second of it! I'm pretty sure you'll figure out why, once you see these beauts. Once again, these photos have not been retouched, so enjoy to pure 100% New Zealand!

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This one is show you the scale of the size of the sounds coming into the South Island.

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From there I took a train, which was also just as beautiful and windy! On the back of the train is a cable car that is completely open so you can take photos without the reflection of the glass. Hint: If you decide to take the train from Picton to Christchurch, try and ask for the right side (if you are in the train, facing towards the front). You will have the best views of the mountains, sunset, and stars if you are lucky. I, of course, had the left. I spent most of my time on the open-car. The wind in my hair, clinging on to my camera for dear life; who doesn't love that suspense? I almost felt like Indiana Jones... almost

Mountains in the background, and a vineyard in the forground. Keep in mind, this is winter!

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I managed to get a sunset photo going hundreds of miles an hour. Sweet as!

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Last, but certinly not least, I visited Christchurch for a day before I headed down to Dunedin. I spent the night with Sarah Loop, a design friend. Which was great, because we had no idea each other were in New Zealand until both of us were already here. Crazy, huh?!

The lovely Avon River

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A duck that I think was posing and sick, because he kept tucking his beak into his wing and making little sneezing noises. It was so pathetic haha

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Yay! A hydrangia that is still alive! Sorry if I butchered the name, but I do not have speel khek right now... that goes for all of my speliing eroors.

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Cheers!

Posted by NZsweetpea 00:45 Archived in New Zealand Tagged transportation

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Love all the pics! It really is quite spectacular, huh??

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