So odd to spend the day on the ice, and the evening on the beach - we arrived to Hokitika at 6pm, right before sunset. We are staying at a lovely BBH called Birdsong, and the manager/owner Neil is a blast! After a tasty pasta dinner Heidi and I cooked, we took a stroll down to the Glow Worm Dell. Like tiny little stars shining in the fern covered grotto, although it's from a mucous producing fly larvae. Still interesting, and now we are relaxing in the lounge drinking wine and playing games.
Tomorrow we'll spend a little time in town shopping for jade, checking out the kiwi exhibit, and just walking on the beach. Then off to The Pancake Rocks and then on to Arthur's Pass.