Day 10: Distance Traveled: ~180ish km (Trip Total: ~2580 km) I wake up quite early to the alarm that actually works on my US phone. It’s only 153 km to Picton where the ferry is set to bring me across the channel to Wellington, but the locals advise me to count on at least 2.5 hours […]Read more "Day 10: Operation Flammenvogel (Matueka to Wellington)"
The shell glows brilliantly like a prism, emitting every color of the rainbow. I hold it close to my chest, and it passes through my skin, absorbed by my heart. All of a sudden I am whisked upwards by that same unseen force, lifted to the surface of the water. When I emerge, it is […]Read more "Day 9: Punakaiki to Motueka"
The little girl runs off, leaving me to ponder the water. Maybe I will go for a swim like she suggested. I shed my armor and leave it behind on the pebbly beach. I slowly wade into the water, finding it sharply cold and shocking at first. The deeper I go, however, the warmer it […]Read more "Day 8: Fox Glacier to Punakaiki"
The girl asks me, “What are you going to do now?” “I’m not sure”, I reply. “I know what you should do.” She nods confidently. “You should go for a swim!” I’m reluctant. “I don’t know… I don’t want to get my clothes all wet.” She laughs at me. “Silly! You don’t wear clothes in […]Read more "Day 7: Fox Glacier"
As I remain sitting at the edge of the lake, I’m approached by a small girl. She has a round face, black hair, brown skin and brown eyes. She walks up to me and offers me a small purple flower. I smile and take the flower from her. I turn and pluck my own flower […]Read more "Day 6: Queenstown to Fox Glacier"
I had very vivid dreams last night, that stick with me for the rest of the day. I recognize that they are in a sense the continuation of a dream I had at the start of this trip. I will share this dream with everyone over the next several posts. I sit at the edge […]Read more "Day 5: Arrowtown Loop, Coronet Peak, Glenorchy"
Day 4 Distance Traveled: 206 km (Trip Total: 1206 km) Today I backtrack a bit along almost the same route I took to get to Te Anau. Queenstown is my new destination. Before I get into today, I want to share one picture I took last night to show you just how bright the sky […]Read more "Day 4: Te Anau to Queenstown"