2. Farther South, New Zealand

10 Jan

January 6th

We didn’t see the sea lions.
Screech, say the windshield wipers.
No albatross, no yellow eyed penguins, no blue penguins: We’re done with bird watching; no success.

 

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The windiest spot

 

 

 

It was so windy that things/hikes were actually closed. But the “steepest street” was open.

 

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Disgruntled at home.

 

“It will be warm tomorrow…. YEAH RIGHT.” – Tui

 

January 7th

2 words, fresh undies.

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Shipwreck.

Thinking: If we can’t be up above ground maybe we want to be below ground…in a cave.
Flash-flooding: Never-mind!

“You’re going to get to a roundabout…and then go straight.” – The directions.

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Invercargill, ALL the way south.

 

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Southern most tip.

 

Little Women.  Loved it. Seafood dinner, large portions and, a thrift store to buy warmer clothes. Brrrr.

 

January 8th

Yet another cloudy day.

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An infamous wire walk.

 

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Pure Kiwi Kiwiness.

 

Roast chicken and rocket for dinner; did the dishes with a paper towel #always #nevergotsick

 

January 9th

Same pants new day. Reminisced about the north. Milford sound.  Waited (at ‘home’) for the weather to turn better AND IT DID!

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The drive.

 

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The sounds.

 

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The sights.

 

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Kiwi’s daytime-cousin?!

 

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We went on multiple hikes.  

 

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Thank you, Scott. 

 

 

Our favorite, in case you go, was the Key Summit hike.

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Fiordland National Park.

 

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Spectacular cubed.

 

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Whucking amazing.

 

 

It had been 9 days since my last shower. 

 

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Got dressed up for nachos and jam session Thursday’s.

 

TBH, they were the best nachos I’ve ever had in my life. 

 

January 10th

Laundry day.  Also, driving day.  The sound of olives sliding. The Peugeot speeding by. More sheep.

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NZ fact: a Trig is at the top of a mountain peak.

 

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Tuna and chickpeas.

 

 

Queenstown.  Our first (but not last) time shopping at Pak ‘n Save.

 

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Ferg bakery, meat pies.

 

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“Cookie Time”, the worst, best decision we’ve made all trip.

 

Acrobats in the park. “Come to fly!”

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Glenorchy drive. 

 

Lake Wakatipu. Kinloch camping.

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Photo: Reading outside – for less than 5 minuets – before being attacked by sandflies.

 

In poster bach we reside,
‘mi

2 Responses to “2. Farther South, New Zealand”

  1. Richard Weinberg March 22, 2020 at 5:20 pm #

    Hey Sammi,

    Looking at your NZ blog and it takes me right back to last summer. We went to (and loved) the Royal Albatross Center. Hope you are well amidst this chaos. XXOO

    Richard

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    • Sammi Travis April 6, 2020 at 5:05 pm #

      Hi! SO happy to have taken you right back to last summer. The south island of NZ is beautiful! I love you!

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