Didn’t manage to get any kind of Broadband connection at the hotel (hermitage).
They had an internet café but it was all coin up machines. I couldn’t even plug my USB in.
This meant a 40 minute, if enjoyable motorcycle ride to Lake Tekapo in the hope of better connections there.
Trolling the high street for 20 minutes turned up this place where the girl let me plug in.
Stress marks the spot
This is why I always go to the most expensive hotels. It saves the first two hours of every day fucking about looking for decent connection.
Anyway. X marks the spot.
Here’s a shot of Lake Bukaki.
It’s at the base of mount cook.
This will explain why the region is so popular with the Japanese, they come here in numbers.
Took a couple of meals while I was here.
First night I went Á la Cárte.
For starts had the pork belly with crest and caramelised whatever.
Mains were a Hare roasted with a roast onion and a little bit of fricassee.
Downed a glass of wine as well.
Went with the buffet.
Excellent choice of starters.
Some good rib eye for mains.
I stuck to the lasagna. On chef’s recommendation.
Took about 7hrs and 2 Police encounters.
I’m here now.
I can feel safe now.
I am staying at [The Hermitage]. It has inclusive grades of rooms depending on the level of altitude and thus, dollar.
$460 was top dollar.
I was just in for a sleep.
Here’s a picture from my rooom.
The Hermitage, New Zealand
Rather than hanging round Aakaroa in the rain, I short cutted over to Highway 1 and made my way down to the next tourist destination – Mount Cook.
This is NZ’s highest mountain.
I’ve heard there are some great views from here.
Road to Akaroa
This is a view over Barry’s Bay.
I visited Akaroa on the hope of getting some work done.
Having been and left, I can confirm this is a broadband free zone.