Monthly archives: January 2013

Christchurch 2

Last day in NZ but we still had the best part of a day to go as we were on an evening flight. After packing our gear up (sniff – oi I’m tryna be brave here) and making the van look presentable (blub), we headed back into Christchurch to visit […]


So after a gorgeous sunset in Kaikoura last night… … we woke to our penultimate day in NZ. Very sad to think we’ll be leaving tomorrow but lots of memories of a fantastic trip. Decided to make the most of today so had packed up camp and were on the […]

Farewell Spit

Great day today doing an excellent value Eco tour of Farewell Spit with the folk that do what it says on the tin – Farewell Spit Eco Tours. Civilised start of 10 o’clock and 3 mins walk from our campervan – even better… Lots of interesting facts about Collingwood, Farewell […]

The Great Escape

So, we finally got our time on the glacier a couple of days ago ( – losing all track of time here) and it was absolutely breathtaking. As it was going to be at least Tuesday til the bridge was fixed (and it was Friday and we had shit to […]

Stranded… 4

So the “inclement” weather of New Years’ Day turned into something a little more serious and we’re stranded here in Franz Josef. Bridge to the north of us (the direction we’re headed to next) is washed out and repair unlikely until Saturday. To the south the road was also out […]