So its been a while. Like a really long time, we are sorry about that. Life got busy and it was hard to find something new to write about every single day when you feel like you do the same thing every day. But since our last post some pretty cool things have happened and … More Catching up
—The Catlins— If you happen to be in New Zealand and have a few days to spare, the Catlin area is a great place to stop by. Everything we saw in this blog post was seen over the course of one day, starting at about 7am. It sits about 3 hours away from Queenstown, 2 … More Swimming with tiny frickin’ dolphins!!!
So I finally started my new job with the Department of Conservation! This week was pretty exciting and the job is a dream! I get to work in Glenorchy, arguably one of the most scenic places in the world, and walk along trap lines or trails checking traps set for pests that are known killers of … More Job?
I just returned from my job interview at the DOC and I think it went really well. The supervisor said she would contact me by Friday so I really really hope I get the call. Even if I don’t, there is actually a lot of jobs here. About a quarter of the shops downtown have … More Home Sweet Home, hopefully
Day one of car camping. First things first. We were fortunate to have gorgeous weather yesterday and could see for miles. One cool thing about this place that I’ve never seen before is that the whole southern island of New Zealand is mountains. When you approach the Rockies or the Smoky Mountains what was always … More From Kaiteriteri to Charleston
Our last day in Kaiteriteri was bitter sweet. Because of our hard work, Caroline and Adi put us up for a day at the Abel Tasman National Park. We got to take a water taxi out to see, of course, more seals and beautiful landscape. We took a four hour hike back to the pickup … More Goodbye Kaiteriteri
Today I turned 27 and not only was it the best birthday of my life but it might have been the best day of my life. I don’t think I have ever been anywhere so beautiful as where we went today. But for starters… Because the rugby players came in today Caroline decided to give … More Happiness
After our two and a half weeks of travel we have finally settled into a routine. And while it is nice, I mean we are steps away from the best beach in the country, working in a hotel stinks. This is basically our front yard On another level. When I was a server we would … More Kaiteriteri, home sweet home
Just a quick little show and tell. Nelson Lakes National Park is a little over an hour outside of Nelson but the water so clear you can see eels swimming right on by and its framed by snowy mountain peaks. The iconic little dock is straight out of a New Zealand brochure. We did a … More Nelson Lakes National Park, go there!
One long morning walk in the icy rain to a long and rocky ferry ride to a long and mountainous bus ride got us to Nelson. We have now reached the South Island and are getting closer to the lodge where we can finally have a base camp for a little bit. Our one goal … More Nelson