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25th December 2010

txt message sent about 120 ish. Who was more scared.. the sheep or you! Sorry to hear about your bladder problem, just pee behind a tree:-) The pictures are great I like this type of varied landscape. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.. Ho Ho Ho and a rum bum and baccie.
25th December 2010

Soggy
Ordnance Survey eat your heart out... But there again it was probably the forerunners of OS that did the original surveying:-) Sounds a bit squelchy along these tracks. Watch out for foot rot!
25th December 2010

phone
merry xmas and all concerning your Phone I'd be happy to text and mail I would however require your number and not sure about mailing you are you not pushing this account ? Regards iwan
23rd December 2010

Sun's out
Ahh 45th parallel. As it happens, one of your 'Fit routes' allowed me to pan out until I got more perspective. Jolly nice trip, although I feel you were struggling a bit towards the end. Time now for you to sample a beer, or even ale, or two and avoid the seedy spots of Queenstown.
23rd December 2010

n'ere err a drop to drik
I wonder how many days a year it rains in South Island?
23rd December 2010

Snow again
Looks like the fog came down as well. A bit like here really... Except that we've got snow REAL MANLY SNOW! Eat your heart out :-) btw, Annie does go out and talk to your car. It says its very lonely now, so I'll go and start it up today so that it doesn't feel too neglected...
23rd December 2010

Heat is on
i don't know about 'H'elen's wonky track. Looks like yours has gone wonky as well. A waft of perfume perhaps? or just raw persperation:-)
23rd December 2010

I wonder
Shame.. the mystery is over... 'H'elen. If she's got it plastered all over her site, can't understand why she wouldn't cough it up on the top of a mountain! Perhaps her wonky track is as a result of meeting you Tak. After all she was probably spellbound and emotionally overcome. Make any girl wander about like an amatuer:-)
From Blog: Wanaka again
23rd December 2010

That was a good one
There's a button on the display that boldly proclaims. 'Fit Route'. I think it's charming that the site evaluates the route you're taking and decides how fot it is:-)
From Blog: Glenorchy
23rd December 2010

Ahah a shower at last.
Hope you used some soap, I can almost smell you from here! It seems that the Deet (is that how you spell it) isn't particulatly effective. Trust that the sandflies don't carry anything like berry berry or bubonic plague...
23rd December 2010

She'll be right
I probably meant odored in the last post. About time they has a spell checker on this site :-) But you DO live there! Your body might visit the UK, but your vital spark remains in NZ.
23rd December 2010

Not much snow then?
4,763 steps? Goodness gracious how audacious! You actually counted them. I think I would have become bored after a little while. 'H'elen 'H'ortensia see a bit of mystery gets the old synaptic links ticking. You sound somewhat anti-socially odured by this point.
23rd December 2010

Damn cattle
So, isn't it the case that the reason that there are so many cattle about the planet, farting and belching an inordinate amount of methane into the air, is because there are too many humans? Better have a war or two to thin them out a bit :-)
23rd December 2010

Long hike...
Must have been a bit gruelling hiking all the way from Queenstown to Wanaka. Hard on the feet walking along those roads you know. And you only caught up with the bus when you got there. So not walking... running!
From Blog: Wanaka
23rd December 2010

A plan?
What's going on. A PLAN... How dare you.... Just goes to show that you're not at work in anarchy
From Blog: Lazy qtn day
23rd December 2010

tiny tiny world
Did you ask the couple if they knew me? Not my escaped tenants were they:-) Frankton looks nice. Is that a paved airfield I can see heading towards the lake? Good for focussing the mind on takeoff...
From Blog: Sugarloaf
23rd December 2010

Don't make mugs like they used to
But at $20 that one will last. Trouble is that Sarah is denied the opportunity to buy you a new present:-)
23rd December 2010

An adventure
I like adventiures, and this certainly seemed to be one. I particularly liked the idea of skinny dippping in the lake, and I assume that it was icy cold. Nevertheless I'm sure it was invigoratiing. Perhaps the Franch and German contingent didn't have a good command of The Queen's english. Should have tried conversing in Greek. As for the Japanese chappie. Good effort!
23rd December 2010

NZ Beer? or is that Ale?
Or is Ale really a super class of ale? Seems you are in line for one or the other!
23rd December 2010

Phew
Where did the last week go... never mind catching up again. Bit worried about the 'sporting injury' me old fruit, but by the time I catch up, all will be revealed. Obviously needed much more training at the 'Old House at Home' I feel. Not enough ale down you to relax the joints:-)
From Blog: Gertrude Saddle
6th December 2010

Hey Rob
Hey Rob (and we're back). Good to see you're catching up on the blog and thanks for the many comments :) You're right in all you say of course but I fear we may need to actually make a concerted effort to right some wrongs...now if only I could invent a rodent killer that's efficient but doesn't affect anything else...I feel some hours in the lab may be required. Just need to catch some possums to experiment on first. Keep well old bean.
From Blog: Some scribbling
6th December 2010

Sad
Hi Tak. Your entry left me a little sad, which is no doubt what was intended. The problem is that anything that Humans do always has a consequence, and its the consequences that are not obvious that come back to bite us in the arse. It could be argued that there wasn’t a body of knowledge at the time who could predict the long term consequences of introducing stoats, for instance, nor can we say what the consequences of some of our actions today may be in the future. That doesn’t excuse it, but since many more of us can now circumnavigate the globe, compared to even 50 years ago, doesn’t it suggest even that our new behaviour is going to have an important impact on the planet in the future? Is there an answer? I doubt it, since humans can’t help themselves. Our natural instinct is to enquire, think a bit, and then poke about with experiments to help us understand more about the world in which we live. Perhaps war does have a positive effect after all. At least they keeps the Human race occupied, and of course the numbers down.
From Blog: Some scribbling
6th December 2010

Waiting on the edge of a cliff
Bit of a cliff hanger, this trip.
6th December 2010

Ikea
Reckon you should have waited for t he Kea to bring the water bottle back!
From Blog: Ben Lomond
6th December 2010

At Last!
Well done, nice picture of Mt Cook and the trailing edge of the wing following t he line of the glacier. Notice t hat the comments are still quite sensible. Haven't put my silly hat on yet :-)

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