Vital Stats

Trip Start Oct 01, 2008
Trip End Nov 16, 2008

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Returned safe and sound, so I thought I'd provide you, my avid audience with some of the summary stats from the trip...

Days: 49

Aeroplane Flights (only those that landed): 12 detail: LHR-HKG, HKG-AKL, AKL-TBU, TBU-VAV, VAV-TBU, TBU-EUA, EUA-TBU, TBU-AKL, AKL-NSN, CHC-AKL, AKL-HKG, HKG-LHR
Distance travelled by aeroplane: 43,489km
Aeroplane Flights (without landing): 1
Distance fallen from Aeroplane: 15000ft

Helicopter Flights: 2

Boats travelled on: 7. Detail: King Maris, Target One, Abel Sea Shuttle, Dart Jet Two, Milford Mariner, Monarch, Black Cat

Kayaks/Canoes/Funyaks: 4

Luge Runs: 7

Distance driven: 3825km

Distance covered on bicycle: 50km

Number of sharks spotted: 1
Number of whales spotted: 8
Number of Albatross spotted:
                              in flight:     4  
                              grounded: 4
                              Total:       8
Number of species of penguin seen: 4 detail: fiordland, yelloweyed, little blue, white finned
Number of sealions seen: 10 (hoopers)
Number of dolphins seen: lots (hectors and bottlenose)
Number of NZ fur seals seen: all of them (though controversy continues about how many there are, some say 100 million - sounds like a lot, some say 80,000 - sounds like not many)
Species of flightless bird seen: 7
Weight of fish caught: 57kg
Cost to eat own fish: 28 Paang'a

Number of vineyards visited: 9 detail: Mudbrick, Jurassic Ridge, Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott, Bouldevines, Hunters, St Clair, Drylands, Herzog.
Favourite wine tasted: Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc

Photographs taken: 3886, number of pixels: 48.6 billion

Travelblog updates: 26
Bored readers: all of them
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