Sunday, February 24, 2008


We are finally in NZ. Been here two days now. Both days has been consumed by a lot of driving. The camper van is going to take some getting used to, but it is nice to have some place to pee at any point of any day! :o)

Today we visited Franz Joseph Glacier. It was absolutely beautiful. We hiked up pretty close until the terrain became a little on the rough side and my ears were about frozen off. It was shorts weather at the beginning of the hike, but freezing at the end.

Turns out I blew up my power converter in China. Ian's converter doesn't take the block style plugs because the plug hole is recessed so I can't charge many of my electronics (phone, ipod, camera). Because I can't charge my camera I'm not going to be able to upload any pictures until I get home :o(.

I'm tired. Will try to get on and blog more when I have more energy.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Christian said...

Hi Sandy- i returned the text but just in case, the Zorb (aka hamster ball) was in Rotorua, which was in the north island. Not a big deal though. Was fun, but if you've jumped out of plane a thousand times, it's not a huge loss if they don't have one in the SOuth Island. Just make sure you get you butt into the the very cold, very very wet,wet suit and swim with the dolphins in Kaikoura (well worth it and way cooler than the Zorb) I had always sworn I'd never bungee til NZ (no control on those things) but I would do that again over Zorbing (even if I did almost pee in m big girl panties)
Have fun, good luck with the camper, I understand what you mean about getting used it in on the NZ roadways.
Hugs to Ian