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Mike and Vereva On The Ferry  
   

Mike and Vereva On The Ferry

I met Vereva from Germany the week before on the bus but I hung in Tongariro while she went on to Wellington. I found her asleep in a chair on the boat. I platzed down next to her until she woke up and gave me a big sleepy smile. The thinnest German I've ever met. I think she weighs 80-pounds. I fed her chocolate muffins until she got some color in her face. But it didn't hold.
The South Island; Finally!

March 22nd 2016
I did the Tongaroro Alpine crossing. It was like day 2 on the Inca Trail in Peru except here it was freezing, wet and the wind was clocked at 35 mph on the topside crater. The park pulled all camping permits so I was forced off the trail and back into the hostel. Which is good cause I was beat to shit. I ate 3,000 cals up there and still dropped weight. From the time I arrived in Tongariro ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Abel Tasman National Park

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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