Living in the future….

ImageWe made it to New Zealand! And now it’s tomorrow. Make sense? Here’s a quick way to figure out what time it is in New Zealand: add 16 hours to east coast time. Good luck.


The “City of Sails”, as Auckland on the north island, is known (1/3 people have sailboats)  was beautiful but we were surprised to be hiking in lava again.  We took a ferry from Auckland Harbor to hike Rangitoto Island- pahoehoe and a’a everywhere!  


Bird’s eye view of South Island:

Flew to Christchurch yesterday and spent the afternoon rearranging the quirky house we are renting. Woke up to gusts, rain, hail and 4 Celsius. Our first trek driving on the “wrong side of the road” was to get firewood!