Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christchurch and Nelson

It was sunny and hot in Christchurch when we arrived from Arthur's Pass. We walked to a hostel that let us pitch our tent and then to a supermarket for some food for dinner. Ambiana really liked this dog we found at the supermarket!

The next day while waiting for our bus to Nelson Yaya had loads of fun chasing the ducks!

We bussed it 6 hours to the North of the South Island, checked into a hostel for the night and called our next hosts to let them know when to expect us and were told we could not be accomodated anymore, something about family and christmas and so sorry. Oh well one dorr closes another opens, at least we wouldn't have to be up at 5am to catch the bus to Totoranui the next morning. Instead we spent a rainy day in Nelson at the library and eating custard squares. We sent out an email to 8 other hosts in the area and found a spot at the Riverside Community in Motueka. Yippie, we're going to hang out with the Hippies!