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!!!
Recently I finished my first lone adventure here in New Zealand. My worn down boots carried me and my 40 pound pack sixty kilometers over the tops of fiords that reached to the sky from untouched waters. It took me three days to clamber over the mountain saddles and back into civilization. Outside of the … More Happy Thanksgiving
I can’t believe a week of October has already past but spring is coming on fast. The sun is getting warmer and the cherry blossoms have bloomed. Good news for us because our DOC jobs start soon. Not that I have minded my job as a cleaner too much. I have met some amazing people … More
We have been settling into our new abode and things are starting to feel more like regular paced life than fantastic adventure. Our neighbors are great, though unfortunately they all happen to be moving out in the next few days. Two doors down there is a lovely German couple who have been working through the … More New places, new friends, free groceries!
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
Now I know the title probably made some of you a little angry. You have decided to unfollow us and never speak to us again but hear me out. Rugby has no pauses. Rugby has no commercial breaks. Rugby players wear no pads, helmets, pants. Many of the players had bandages wrapped around their head … More Rugby is Better than Football
Last night while making dinner we met a new friend named Richard. He’s a Kiwi from up north staying at the hostel while he locks down some property as his family moves down. After learning about his family’s farm and some chit chat, he offered us a ride down to a place called Kerosene Creek. … More Kerosene Creek & Rugby Rivals
Today we headed out of the big city for Paihia, a lovely little beach town on the Bay of Islands. Though it was nearly a four hour bus ride north, it did little in the way of bumping up the temperature. But it didn’t rain, and that’s a start. The bus we took was Nakedbus … More Paihia
This morning we woke up and took care of all the necessities we had been putting off. We have been sharing one half travel sized bottle of body wash and a bit of tooth paste and were running quite low. This brings us to one major downfall of this country (at least in Auckland, we … More Western Park