I made it to NZ (pronounced N Zed) but not without incident. It seems Australia wasn’t done taking my money, because as I was about to fly out a crazy strong Northeastern gale hit the airport, temporarily shutting it down to only one runway, and effectively delaying my flight by 2+ hours. It seems that Aus (pronounced Oz) wanted me to stay so much it made a heart out of ‘Jandals’ just for me.
To make driving even more difficult, the Kiwi’s decided to build completely ridiculous roads. I was worried about exceeding the 100km/hr national speed limit, but I would have to be crazy to even try to go that fast here! Many of you know that I get car sick, but this can normally be abated by sitting in the front seat. Let’s just say that these roads are so windy I made myself a little sick while driving! These roads would not pass in the States, too many people would kill themselves I am sure.
After an adventurous 2 hours on the most dangerous road I’ve ever driven (don’t worry mom, I was careful) I made it to Kaikoura. The weather was calm - normally it’s pretty windy here I guess - so I took the opportunity to explore the peninsula. There is allegedly a big seal colony here, but I didn’t see it. At least not enough seal’s to constitute a *colony*.
The beaches are black pebble (I prefer pebble to sand actually) and as you can see, the scenery once again does not disappoint.
For dinner, I made myself a tasty spinach salad, which I enjoyed in front of this baritone and tuba fountain at my eclectic hostel. Not a bad way to spend the evening.
To leave you, here’s Brew Moon, a brewery I passed. Apparently they’re everywhere, I’ll be sure to try it and let you know how it compares to Blue Moon in the states. Have to say I’m a fan of the clever name!