The Recap

It’s been two weeks since I returned from the land beyond the sea, and I’m still struggling to find my footing. Jet lag has hit me like never before. Try as I might, I haven’t been able to get a handle on my sleep schedule. This past Friday my day began at a bright, early, and definitely not-yet-sunshiney 2am. But that’s not the only thing.  Read More

The Final Chapter

Day 14 – For the average human, I have more than my fair share of quirks. Read More

In the Waterfall Kingdom

Day 13 – The alarm sounded painfully early this morning. Comfortable though my room is, you can’t control what the other guests in the B&B are doing. In this case, that is snoring so loudly that I can hear them through the walls. I think I managed to get something like 5 hours of shut eye, so the 6am alarm was worse than it should have been. The promise of Milford Sound is a good incentive to get you out of bed, tired though one may be, so I shuffled through the morning routine in a zombie-like trance, excited for the feast for eyes that would be my handsome reward for the effort. Read More

Unexpected Encounters

Day 12 – There was no blast of disappointment upon waking this morning, because the whoosh of rain and wind coupled with the ear-splitting thunder all night served as a solid enough clue that Franz Josef was not going to happen. It didn’t. Looking out my window, I confirmed the storm was well under way and showed no sign of stopping. Read More

On the (Kiwi) road

Day 11 – Stiff and sore was my poor battered body this morning. Certain calcified muscles received a rude awakening with the whole hanging on for dear life thing yesterday. Thankfully not too much exertion would be required from me because today was the big drive. Hitting the road, road-trippin’, cruising down through the west coast of the south island down to my next stop, Franz Josef glacier. Read More