Rest in peace, SS Waverly

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Hey dad this one is for you! Today, unlike most days in sunny Blenheim, turned out to be an exciting day. Sitting around the backpacker is no fun, so me and 2 of my friends decided to go for a walk in the Wairau lagoons, basically where all the sewage from the town goes to get processed. Little did we know there was a shipwreck waiting for us down by the sea! Read more...

The days go by...

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Hey guys just wanted to put more pictures up. I've been working really hard and saving a lot of money but its not easy. Just a few more weeks and I should have enough mula to keep going. The people here are really fun and I've met some people I will never forget. Can't wait to tell you about them when I get back, because the story is far from finished. Read more...

Wellington

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I've been hanging out in the Capitol city of New Zealand, Wellington, for the last 2 days. Its everything a capitol should be, artistic, cultured, awe inspiring and rich. Its also immaculately clean, no garbage, no bums. Except for one, but hes a happy bum with dreds that just lays around on the sidewalk by my hostel in nothing but his man thong. I visited the Parliment building today, which is shaped like a beehive. Read more...

For the Bikers

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Saturday, Dec 9, 2006 Hey just thought I'd upload a few pictures of some of the trails here in Rotorua. Its kind of hard to make them out but I know Chris and Jesse and Kirk will be able to make some sense out of them and appreciate them. Hope everyone is doing well!Excellent.Pondy Downhill, one of my favorite trails.Again.Tried to get a picture of the really smooth curvy trail but the sun is so strong that the glare pretty much ruined the photo, which is cool in itself. Read more...

Greeting from 2007

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Sunday, Dec 31, 2006 I can tell you what its like to be in 2007 before the date even changes! You see I am skilled in the art of time travel, and I have skipped some time to witness the new year a day early. So what is it like? There is a massive global hanover passing over the earth as the sun rises! You guys need to watch out! In a matter of hours it will be upon you! Read more...

My home, for now.

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Well, I like Rotorua so much that I'm going to make it my temorary home for at least a few weeks, most likely even more, despite the horrid stench. As you all know, I love to mountain bike. Well the rides here are world class. In fact, the world cup was held here a few years ago. I went for a ride yesterday with some people from a bike shop and I fell in love. Read more...

Politics and Travelling

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Friday, Dec 15, 2006 Well my job at the furniture store is finished, and Im considering taking up another at a bike shop for a few weeks, but the more I think about it the more I just want to say fuckit and keep going. Rotorua is a city and I'm starting to get tired of it (even though its just a town to American standards) I can't wait to get back out into the bush. Read more...

Still Here

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Wednesday, Dec 6, 2006 Hey just letting everyone know I'm still alive. I've been working the tips of my fingers to the bone sanding at the polish shop, but money is money, eh? Besides that nothing more exciting than the awesomeness that is every day of life here has happened. Later guys!

Sweet Sweet Peril

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Saturday, Dec 16, 2006 Well tomorrow I take off on my bike again, finally. I've been working out the route with a friend of mine here that I ride with all the time. I'm nervous as all hell and the reason is the place I am going is really a nowhere place. Its a dirt road, and I've been told to expect traffic every 30min at most. There are no people for the first 80 or so miles so I will be camping in the bush on the side of the road for the first night, I have to be completely self sufficent. Read more...

The Misty Mountain Hop

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Dec 26, 2006 Hey guys remember the scene from Lord of the Rings where the fellowship pass through the misty mountains? The song Led Zepplin sings? Yea you guessed it, I rode through em. They are not only called the misty mountains in LOTR. One Maori (native new zealanders, think American Indians but waaaay more baddass) I came across was really curious about why a person would be riding his bike on this hilly road. Read more...