Monthly Archives: December 2016

30th December – Picton to Wellington

The ferry doesn’t leave until about 2pm, which gives us the morning to wander.  Most of us are heading up towards the Tirohanga Track, but I leave a little earlier than everyone since nobody seems too big on moving in … Continue reading

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29th December – Christchurch to Picton

New day, new driver.  Today I’m getting taken to Picton by Motors.  Again there’s a big chunk of people who haven’t appeared, and there’s a leak in the boot of the bus, so all of the bags are now living … Continue reading

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28th December – Christchurch

Last full day in Christchurch.  Better make it count.  First stop is Cathedral Square, so I can join up with the Free Walking Tour that starts at 10. Our guide is a man called Michael, who starts off by showing … Continue reading

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27th December – Christchurch

Technically, this is the first day I’m allowed to sleep in, but I still find myself getting up at 7:20 anyway.  Why?  So I can say farewell to Lolly and the majority of my bus mates.  Gonna miss this group … Continue reading

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26th December – Mt Cook to Christchurch

I’m not feeling all that better. Frustratingly, it’s that weird see-saw feeling where one second I feel great and then the next I feel like crap.  I honestly can’t tell if I’m recovering or just going through a truce period.  … Continue reading

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25th December – Mt Cook

Merry Christmas! Considering how busy some people were last night, everyone’s surprisingly chipper this morning.  I’m feeling a little woozy, but power through it to go grab my ‘present.’ On Christmas Eve, Base had a promotion where if you brought … Continue reading

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24th December – Stewart Island

Word of warning, getting up at 4:30 will WRECK your body when you’re just shy of 30.  I don’t know how I managed to get up and out the door.  The three of us headed up to the rugby pitch, … Continue reading

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