We got a super sunny day for travelling on Friday!
Perfect for a late picnic lunch!
You always have to stop for a view!
And a drinkie at Jacksons!
We arrived about 5pm and set up a little camp!
The bride to be did the rounds before going off to a family dinner.
Getting ready the next morning!
Amber did in fact ring me early Friday to ask me to put in the green frock!
But she wore the orange!
She just had to decide which cardigan...
G looking fiiiiine!
She went with the black!
I couldn't resist taking a pic of these two old dears!
It's a Silver Shadow!
The day started out bloody cold, but by 11am it was frigging steamy hot!
An incredible amount of people were dressed up; apparently that's the way it goes at this particular festival!
The Hokitika Ukelele Orchestra!
Amber loves this shit.
I'm relativley unmoved by the uke.
Post wedding photos!
Our gorgeous Liz!
We poppped back to the campsite to drop off all our warm clothes that were no longer required, and spotted this lovely young lady....she co-ordinated beautifully with the Zombi!
G had a tie change!
Amber wanted to try hu hu grubs, the NZ equivalent of the Australian witchity grub.
It didn't taste of anything, apparently.
My favourite group costume of the day!
We spotted this dude on our walk into town for some camp supplies...
And also found these frisky fellas!
The streets of Hokitka were teeming with drunken, crazy looking peeps!
I didn't get particularly drunk, but enjoyed seeing all the totally wasted people staggering around.
I read this morning that there were 66 arrests!
Love this Art Deco building!
And then a costume change for the evening!
Liz was still dragging that enormous frock around at 6pm...
It was a fabulous weekend!
We might just do the festival next year, we had such a good time!
And fairly sober, too!
I was a bit put off by the amount of people who were there just to get completely fucked up, I must admit.
I mean, drunk and merry is one thing, but so blotto they can't remember anything is another!
We stopped for coffee in Arthurs Pass on the way home, and were amused to see a van pull up outside, and about 10 people, and their rubbish (including 2 condoms!!!) spilled out...
5 minutes later one of them was puking in the gutter whilst we laughed and pointed......as you do...
Another one staggered into the cafe we were in, and confessed to us that he didn't remember even getting to Hokitika on Friday!
Showing my age?!
In a good way, I hope!