The Ferry to the South Island

Wellington, NZ

Day 133
December 26, 2012
Boxing Day
The hostel mother, who has set up a simple breakfast on the kitchen counter and cleared away the mess from last night’s party, gives us a cup of freshly brewed coffee because we are ‘oldies’.
 – The kids, she says, would steal the coffee if I put it out, which is why they get tea. [Read more…]

Havelock North


Day 127
December 20, 2012
After three days in Napier, we move on, booking the bus to Wellington for Christmas Day, only 27 Euros for a 5 hour journey! Most people will be at the beach, celebrating with a traditional barby – barbecue – so there shouldn’t be any problem getting the bikes on the bus. [Read more…]