All posts tagged: South Island

Tiny little stumbling stones on my South Island road trip

After a little sickness had delayed my departure from Wanaka I finally jumped into my packed car on Tuesday and hit the road northwards. And oh, what a feeling of freedom! Reminded me of the good old road trip times with Goldie & Maggie last year. On day two and after a night in Christchurch the hassle started showing up on the horizon – first with a little drizzle which soon turned into a major storm along the coast. Windy as (it was) I decided to have a little break and parked Fugly (my f…. ugly car) on a parking spot between the road and the Pacific. Well, those who have ever been in Fugly before know that the sliding door window slightly opens up – something I tried to fix with duct tape. But obviously not well enough for the mighty storm which went over New Zealand’s east coast that day. When I got out of the car to re-attach the tape I almost got blown away and hurried back into the car – …

Good morning from Kaikoura

After yesterday’s ferry ride I still made it down to Kaikoura, a small city on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Probably missed a scenic drive as the road winds down along the coast but being already dark I could not see that. I found a wonderful beachside hostel in the bay and was stoked when I woke up to these views. That definitely made getting up early for a long day of driving a lot easier.