Apr 232007
 
Haast to Franz Josef via Fox Glacier

Being that it was so cold I awoke early at 0715, helped by the hiking group getting organised.  There was ice on the windscreen, and a magic dawn fog carpeting the valley which made a pretty atmospheric drive over to Haast on the coast. (Picture : Bruce Bay beach) I pushed on stopping at a Bruce […]

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Apr 232007
 
Dunedin through Wanaka and Haast Pass

I had my last night in Dunedin with Claudia, T and James (the latter two being the guys I met on the boat in Whitsundays).  ‘Dunny’ was now a tad better as they managed to take us to a lovely little bar tucked round the back of a car park, with one of the best barman I’ve ever had serve […]

 Posted by at 10:53 am
Apr 192007
 

In Franz Josef….after a mega drive (in distance and scenery) yesterday from Dunedin over Haast Pass. Camped at a DOC site just to have a Hiking New Zealand minibus pull up next to me, but all good as they shared their fire.Heading further up west coast tomorrow… more soon.

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Apr 172007
 

I’ve updated a few blog entries as I’ve been on the move quite a lot over the last few days.  It may be the same over the next few as I drive over to the west coast.

 Posted by at 7:54 am
Apr 172007
 

I’m quite keen to start heading towards the North Island again so I can spend some time with Jono in Wellington before I explore further north.  Tomorrow (Wednesday?) I’ll head west via Wanaka towards Fox and Frans Joseph Glaciers. I may end up hooking up with a local I met in Malaysia for a couple […]

 Posted by at 7:53 am
Apr 172007
 

Heed to road signs!  The other day I saw a tiny handmade sign saying : ‘Stock’ Yeh sure I thought.  I turned the corner and had a cow running towards me, and me driving towards it at 70km/h. I turned the next corner, albeit far slower and had the herding dog runnning around.

 Posted by at 7:53 am