Daily archives: March 26, 2008

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Last Official Day Biking

Hi folks, and welcome to the almost-last post from New Zealand! This post will be a bit longer than yesterday’s, because I actually got off my butt and did something for the day. In fact, my plan had been to do an overnight trip, but as you will learn, circumstances conspired against me and it turned into just a day trip. But it was definitely a good one. I ended up grabbing a ferry to a place called Waiheke Island. It’s a mere 19km off the coast of Auckland, but in terms of pace and scenery, it’s literally a world away. I had stripped my bike down to the basics, and was travelling with just a day pack rather than the trailer. What a treat. Also, I didn’t have the rack on the back of the bike either, so I felt quite free pedalling along. Of course, I had the annoyance of a pack on my back, but compared to hauling 60+ lbs. behind you, it was pretty relaxing. Read on for the complete details of the day.

Complete Day Off

Hey Gang! Well, I’m here to report that I’ve taken an entire day off, for the first time in a long time. Well, okay, it wasn’t a complete day off I suppose. I did laundry, I went to the movies, and I even did some shopping for NZ stuff that I wanted to take home. I also had a nice meal once again at the Friesen’s house. All in all, a red letter day. I tried to sleep in, but after 4 months on the road, and getting up early everyday, it just wasn’t possible. I was awake by 8:20am and was showered, dressed, and ready to face the day by 9am. Oh well. At least it gave me a chance to start getting organized for my return journey. I’d tell you to read on for more details, but there really aren’t too many. The movie was ‘Run Fat Boy Run’; I bought 3 CDs and a coffee table book. I played some Olympics on the Wii. That was about it. I also booked a hostel in San Francisco close to Union Square, and looked into my day trip to Waiheke Island for tomorrow. That’s it that’s all, nothing more to report 🙂