Ciarán & Elaine's Travelog

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


We left Oamarama, driving through Otamatata to Oamaru - seriously, how is anyone ever meant to remember where they're going when everywhere sounds the same!

Anyway, got to Oamaru and found the most gorgeous hostel ever. About 5km's outside the town, in the middle of farmland and looking out at the pacific ocean - not bad. It's called Old Bones, if you're ever in Oamaru you have to stay there and they have the best hostel dogs - Humphrey, a pure bred mastif who's about 4ft tall and Bonnie, a real cute old dog.

We stayed there for 4 nights, the only people in the hostel apart from the manager and it was fantastic to just chill out - we've been so stressed lately - hahaha!

While we were there we went to the penguin colony just outside town. Saw little blue penguins coming home at dusk, they're the cutest thing in the world - when fully grown they're less than the length of a ruler.
A local woman also took us and Sonya the hostel manager and the dogs, out for a drive showing us all the hidden treasures of the area, including elephant rocks where some of The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe/Narnia was filmed.

It was such a great place I could've stayed there forever!


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