The last few days of my traveling have been a bit hectic. On Thursday I took a cheap bus from Dunedin to Christchurch, which was an express route as opposed to the laborious two-day trek with a stop over in Queenstown on the Stray bus. The plains were relaxing with their endlessness and I devoured… Click to keep reading!
My friend Olivia has been living in the southern city of Dunedin (old Scottish name for Edinburgh) so I added on the Deep South portion to my Stray bus pass. We left a rainy Queenstown on Thursday for a nice long drive to Milford Sound. I let Aerial talk me into the hour and a… Click to keep reading!
Yesterday we had a beautiful drive through the mountains down to Queenstown, adventure capital of the world. Mid-morning we stopped at Lake Matheson for views of Mount Tasman and Mount Cook. Neither explorer ever set eyes on the mountain named for him. The lake was formed by a glacier, so the water had no… Click to keep reading!
Happy Valentines Day! I think I did find a bit of greenstone at Barrytown yesterday! And then we stopped at Hokitika for some groceries. Such an exciting day. This time, we are staying at the Rainforest Backpackers in Franz Josef. They have a hot tub and I got into it as soon as I got back… Click to keep reading!
Stray Travel. It has taken me through the misty rain in Blenheim and Nelson to Abel Tasman National Park. Our bus named Anna has taken us to a wine tasting at Bouldevines vineyard which got worse with each thimble of wine we drank. It has introduced me to Erin (Scotland) and Emma, Sarah, Anna (the… Click to keep reading!