Category Archives: Stray

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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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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23rd December – Gunns Camp to Stewart Island

Thanks to the fire, everyone has a good night’s sleep, although the fire boiling the water doesn’t have enough time to heat it past lukewarm. Our first stop is Te Anau, so Jugs can get some much needed work done … Continue reading

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