Roadtrippin with the guys

Roadtrippin with the guys
Today I bid my Stray bus & new pals farewell. I packed my bags & walked to the info point where my new wheels & pals turned up at precisely the same time as me. I hopped in, we put the tunes up, kicked back & cruised into the sunny day & basked in the ...

NZ is a small world

30. January 2016 Travel, wanderlust 0
NZ is a small world
Abel Tasman on a rainy gloomy day… I decided to go for a walk on my own & peel myself away from my book for half an hour. I went to the start of the Marahau walk & got immersed in the information boards. Consumed in my own company & the sense of being a ...

Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman
  Abel Tasman you beauty! Ok, so it’s raining & gloomy but it is still beautiful. Tomorrow the weather will be the same & all kayaking & activities have been cancelled, but I am optimistic it will improve. Abel Tasman national park is the smallest of New Zealand’s 14 National Parks at 225Km2 & the ...

Farewell Nelson, maybe

Farewell Nelson, maybe
I’ve enjoyed kicking back in Nelson. I’ve been staying at Paradiso Backpacker Hostel* which is awesome. It’s clean, the staff are friendly & they have a free unlimited wifi, a pool, hot tub, sauna, volleyball, table tennis, free breakfast, free soup & bakery leftovers! It’s a 10/15 minute walk out of town but it’s no ...

Run-Snap-Run

22. January 2016 Travel 2
Run-Snap-Run
Is it still a run if you stop for photo opps?? Keen to maintain my new year activity level I am getting up early to go for runs – my most productive time for cardio. My run was a smooth 5K in what ended up being in baking heat! I managed a few too many ...

Centre of New Zealand

Centre of New Zealand
  Today I ran to the apparent centre of New Zealand! It was a beautiful sunny day, the sky was blue & the sea was sparkling. The track was steep enough & I felt the beads of sweat accumulating as I forced my feet on their first run of the year. Not one to ease myself ...

Wwoofing

I’m constructing an abundance of New Zealand exit plans in my head, but part of me is hesitating. Somewhere in the depths of my mind a whispering voice is deliberating about wwoofing. I’m signed up to their website & I believe it to be a great concept. I could learn about wine & cheese making, I could do random things I ...

Nelson!

Nelson was my destination of choice. I flew here this morning, less than 12 hours after booking my flight. I flew via Sounds Air on a tiny 13 seater aircraft. The flight time was around 30 mins & the views were beautiful.   Now I’m in Nelson I just have to figure out what I’m ...