Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch Airport
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We woke this morning around 8:15am by the alarm as we knew we'd oversleep because of yesterday's late night. We had to check out by 10:00am so we showered, packed, had breakfast in a bit of a rush but we were just a few minutes late in the end. We headed north through the centre of Dunedin on SR1 and after an hour of driving we came to the Moeraki …
... went sour. I had researched and knew that the taxi ride should cost approximately $28 NZ. I had also checked the map enough to have a sense that we were not taking the quickest route. To make a long story short, our chatty, friendly taxi driver was scamming us and absolutely refused to admit he was taking a much longer than necessary route. Ended up costing us $50...and a ...
... for grownups. I’m looking forward to getting on the ice tomorrow. We will be flying in a C17 which is considered luxury down here. A C17 is basically the size of a 737 or even bigger. Not as nice inside though. We will be in palletized seating. I guess we will see what that means. The trip lasts about 5 hours and we will wear our winter gear on the plane. Hopefully next time I write something it will be from the McMurdo Station ...
... countryside in search of a Department of Conservation (DOC) campsite. We saw several Australasian Harriers gliding above the farmland. These birds of prey are incredibly abundant here and it is rare to drive for ten minutes along country roads without seeing one. We traveled through stud farm country for over half an hour before asking some locals if they knew of the campsite we were searching for. They did not so we turned around. Although it was a fruitless hour's ...