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
We are Mike and Karen. We were fortunate enough to retire while we still had our wits and our legs. We are striving to fill our days with long journeys and lazy days. Over the past few years we have taken a yen to SE Asia. Our past trips have included South and North America, Europe and East Africa. Life is good and getting better all the time.... full info