Trip Start Nov 23, 2009
42Trip End May 12, 2010
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So arrived in Hokitika this afternoon, its quite pretty but it was rainign and reallly cloudy when i got here, only just clearing up now! hostel is reallly nice, like it a lot, its right by the beach so you can see the sunset and everything:) its abit of a walk to the town but its kinda worht it! doing my jade carving thing tomrow which am really llooking foward too:) the drive over here was interesting! alot of the road owas flooded with waterfalls ppouring all over the place, and we stoped at this wired kinda bushmans cafe place on the way, which was relally funny lol i took some pics of some of the signs and stuff because yea, you just have to see them!
anywayy not much else happening! will try get some pics up!
hopefully the weathers ment to be better tomroow i thinkkk:)
lots of lovee
Leonie, HArris and Monkey
will upload some more in the morning, internets kinda slow!
so i now have my very own and competley unique jade bracleet:) i decided to do a bracelet instead of a necklace....i went there at 9 this morning, i dont htink i left until about 5! it took ages lool i think the endresult was worth it though! thereree are looooads of steps involved thoughhh..and its really interesting watching a professional doing it in front of you, but at the same time kinda annoying cos you cant do it was well:P lol but had fun:), i desgined it mysellff of course:)....annd the band is plated and actuly kinda melted at the tips...which...he kinda did on my wrist..i wasnt worried at all:P lol the design i came up with after a lot of well desigingn lol the left hand cruve is a fish hook shape, which represents strength, determination and safe journey over water, which kinda fits in a way:) the right swirl, is a coiled fern...and theres a whales tail at the bottom too, and the heart in the middle....fittited it all in one:)
lol im happy with it..really didnt think id get it finished though!
will try upload pics, internet is slow though!
having a nice relaxing day tomrow:)
enjoy the pics!
llots of love
Leonie, Harris and Monkey
last day in hokitika today! havent done that much to be honest! the town seems to be deserted on satrudays for some reason, not even the post office opens which i found a bit odd lol...so i wondered allong the beach in an attempt to find some jade, but it didnt happen, i found what i thought was jade but got kinda dissapointed lol anwyay off to pancake rocks tomrow, then up to Nelson and the Abel Tasman on Monday. My trip round South Island is nrealy over!, but i still have some kayaking to look forward to in the abel tasman i hopeee:) the weathers been really nice todayy, so i sat and drew the kinda intereting clock tower in the middle of town, so that was funn! im trying to upload some pics but its stupidly slow so you might jsut have to wait!
monkey and harris have been having fun too:)
lots of love
Leonie, Harris and Monkey