Monday, 25 February 2008

A day in kiwi life

After an epic 30-odd hour journey I made it into New Zealand. Just. I had a bit of a nerve wracking experience passing through customs after white-lying a little on my customs form about 'not' having a rather muddy pair of hiking boots in my rucksack. I then sort of confirmed the lie when I was asked directly as I passed through customs. I think the guy sussed me and sent my bag for an x-ray. I felt the closest I could to being a drug dealer and was rather nervous as my bag passed through the x-ray. Thankfully the girl checking the screen was deep in conversation and missed said walking boots. I've never left a customs area quite so quickly :)

After that I had a short bumpy flight into Wellington and met with Vix. We had a fabulous day. The temp was around 25C so we had a wander by the beach before heading to a funky cafe for a bite to eat (my third breakfast of the day). After this Vix helped me choose a pair of much-needed sunnies (not an easy task considering my ears - and hence face - are rather wonky).

After this we caught the cable car up to the botanic gardens and a glorious view over the coastline. Had a wander round then headed to a bar for a few bevvies in the sun. This evening we caught up with a bunch of Vix's friends for Malaysian food and cocktails before I finally gave up to jetlag and we headed home.

So a pretty good first day all round. Tomorrow we have an early start. We're catching the interislander to Picton on the South Island then picking up a car to kick start our roadtrip. More laters

1 comment:

  1. Hello, Hope the jetlag is passing and you are enjoying yourself with Vicky, don't forget to say hello from the rest of us! We too have a dodgy computer at the moment as are new one is being installed, so I am writing from work. Take great care and have fun.

    Love mum