Monthly Archives: November 2013

Somewhere over the rainbow

After buying the doll I headed back to the hotel for a bit.  After a rest I headed out again to the Odaiba district.  This is a reclaimed island in Tokyo harbour. There was a fairly new metro line to … Continue reading

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The Bride of Chucky

So I got up fairly early and decided to have a look at the hotel information booklet.  In most cases this consists of stuff about the hotel and the local area.  In this case it consisted of a very long … Continue reading

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After dark

So I got to the airport about an hour before the flight.  Plenty of time – no queue to check in and drop off the bag.  No security checks.  It was sad to say goodbye to Dave and Robyn and … Continue reading

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Walking in Deutschland

The next day Dave and Robyn were in work so I decided to hire a car.  I got the car from a place near Robyn’s work.  It was 60 dollars for a day (about 30 quid) which was quite reasonable. … Continue reading

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Breakdown in Kaikoura

From the top of the gondola we could see clear skies over central Christchurch but slightly to the right there was thick cloud over the seaside where we were going next. As we headed downhill from the gondola car park … Continue reading

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Into the red zone

So after another fairly early start we left the Greymouth campsite First stop was Luke Brunner.  Had a pleasant walk alongside the river feeding the lake.  Then stopped at the railway station cafe.  The famous transalpine railway runs from Christchurch … Continue reading

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The wild west

So the next day we had a fairly early start and got on the road.  We first went over the hills via  a rather slow and windy road to St Arnaud, which is on Lake Rotoiti (virtually all the roads … Continue reading

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