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Published: March 25th 2008
Wellington & Crossing over to South Island and to Nelson
Said my goodbyes to Kat and Alex. Was really good to see them and we plan to meet again at Franz Joesph to do the glaciers and a sky dive. Kat and Alex are heading up to Auckland so they can fly to Christchurch. Alex is not good traveler on water as it proved in fiji when we were on the Catamaran moving from island to island....big puff!
Even though once again i had a night full of fever, sweating and trembling - I remember feeling a little better that morning. Still no no no where near 100%!a(MISSING)nd my arm was still in severe pain!
As per usual the Magic bus would leave at the crack of dawn and as usual call off on route to Wellington at some pointless ghost towns with 100s of cafes and bakeries. I was getting so sick of pies for breakfast!!!
This was the second day with the driver Doug! Lots of people found him very insulting and rude. I thought he was just very direct, said it as it was - i found him funny but not
in a humorous kind of way. If he thought a place of interest was pointless and shit he would say exactly that, unlike some tourist guides who would try and build it up to something it is not. I liked his honesty even though he was kind of arrogant with it in a kind of couldn't give a shit attitude.
Once we cleared the area of Taupo, the lake and mount Doom the drive down to Wellington was pretty dull and boring. Just lots of fields and sheep! It was just typical, we got 1 hour down the round and surprise surprise the weather cleared!
Arrived at Wellington and went to the view point at the top of Mnt Victoria over looking Wellington - It was okay. I've seen much much better! Had a walk around town with Harry that afternoon, grabbed a burger king for dinner. Nothing like a nutritious dinner is there? That night i stayed at Base Hostel right in the center. It was a big hostel and we were right at the top so we had a good view point of the city. I remember it been a 6 bed dorm. there were me
and Harry and 2 young hot Swedish girls.
There were 2 English girls on our magic bus today and they seemed pretty keen on me and Harry, shame they were slappers and not much to look at. Needless to say i wasn't too interested. Earlier in the evening they wanted to now what what we were doing so they could meet us! I went to the hostel bar for a bit with Harry (it was probably about 7pm) as he wanted to meet the girls. I stayed for about an hour, had a few sprites and a few laughs with a Scottish couple who i couldn't understand a thing they were saying cos they were already bladdered at such an early time....no sign of the English girls yet! Thank God! I went back to my room to have an early one and left Harry. I was talking to the Swedish girls when the Dorm door opened. I was so shocked and surprised to see walk through the door - it was kat and Alex! I thought you were going to Auckland? Apparently they were, but decided to get a flight from Wellington Instead. It is total coincidence they came
to the same hostel as me and were then put in the same room as me.
That night around 2am the an alarm went off in the hostel. I think it may have been the fire alarm but as no one else moved in the room or in other rooms we ignored it. 5 minutes later we heard fire engines and the staff at the hostel were banging on the doors to get out right now!!!! The whole hostel had to be evacuated, remember we were right at the top! Couldn't believe i had to get out of bed. What i'd give for a good night sleep! As it happens it was a false alarm and after an hour or so we could go back to bed.
Harry eventually got back with a certain English female guest (one of the slappers) - So we all got to listen to them making out all the way through the rest of the night. At least i was on the other side of the room and had a good view lol hehehe - Poor Alex was directly above them and was probably getting shook around and experiencing the earthquake test. After
they had finished the girl decided to use Alex's towel to cover herself and go to the toilet and i don't know even maybe clean herself. Alex wasn't too happy and understandably so and gave the girl a piece of his mind when she returned.
That morning when Alex wasn't there she was slagging Alex off to me not knowing i was his mate - so i gave her a piece of my mind to. The silly cow!
God i was tired that morning, had zero sleep! Said goodbyes to Alex and Kat again and waited in reception with Harry for the shuttle bus to take us to the ferry terminal for the crossing to the south island. I got a really nice surprise on the bus - who was to turn up but no other than Drew himself. It was really cool and good to see him again. He was with a group of about 6 or 7 other guys and girls, they'd all met on the magic bus and had been traveling together. this is the first time i met Helen. At the time it was just a quick hello and introduction. Helen was from Halifax. During my travels i built a really good relationship and friendship with Helen, she's a really lovely girl. She told me later our travels that Apparently the first time she met me this morning on the bus she though i was a bit gobby and full of myself and she didnt really like me!!!!!!!! It didn't take long to turn on the charm and for her to change her views and opinions of me lol.
The crossing was really calm which was good because i'd heard of some storties from hell regarding this crossing and how rough it can get. It was also good to get to know the rest of the group that Drew was with. They ALL seemed really nice people.
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