Sitting on a Bus, Sitting on a Train, Walking to the Motel
Saturday Jan 5, 2020. A lot of this trip was trying to make internet work. I uploaded all the Youtube clips I could at the Punga motel, while there was reliable internet. The other major part of the trip was sitting on transportation – for this morning it was taking a bus from Franz Josef to Greymouth, where we would catch a train back to Christchurch.
We also saw actual live Kiwi birds. They were behind glass in a darkened room, as they’re nocturnal animals. The ones we saw were about the size of a large chicken, ran as smoothly as a roadrunner, and had no problem jumping up a foot onto a rock. They made two sounds: 1) Cat trying to hack a fur ball out of its throat; and 2) Puppy in distress whimpering. Photography was prohibited, unfortunately, as it would disturb the birds.