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Well after months of planning and preparing the day has finally arrived ... Time to leave New Zealand for awhile to go on my African adventure! Drove up from Timaru to Christchurch Airport to check in ( had to wait for awhile for the desks to open lol ... Always so early) then after a couple of repacks of luggage and a couple of other small problems I had my boarding passes and could go and join my family for a bit before I went through security ( never take stock powder ...
*Malay Heritage Centre
Singapore to Amsterdam
Singapore Airlines - Flight SQ0324 Air Ref: Z75384 No. Seats: 2
Singapore - 11:55 PM (2355 hrs) Arrive: Amsterdam - 7:10 AM (0710 hrs)
Thursday 19 June 2014
... We have lunch at Amberly Beach and spend the night at Leithfield Beach, both on the Atlantic coast north of Christchurch.
On Monday morning (21st) we decide to go to Taylor's Mistake and walk up to the old military base on the East side of Christchurch. We have a VERY interesting time navigating to the car park for this walk. It was full of switchbacks and very narrow; so glad the camper-van was not any bigger or we might ...
... also saw Little Blue Penguins being fed and enjoyed a general mooch around the other parts of the centre which delivered all the Antarctic info you could ever want in a hands on and stimulating way. Altogether a great day and an excellent way to spend time in a very rainy Christchurch. Both of us left with a slightly romantic vision of trips to the Antarctic, ignoring the fact that in reality there is probably an element of extreme cold, misery and boredom. ...
... and I slept in fear of being caught free camping when it is now so frowned upon! But the great thing about having the van is that there are places that we can camp in the wilderness for free and that was the next night, overlooking a valley, the only downside was the millions of sand flies that attacked us, we spent the whole night swatting them with an old economist magazine. New Zealand is a land for the outdoors and there are several great walks and hikes to do, ...