Day 28 : Luging in Queenstown

Today, I luged – and it was cracking!

I’ll never tire of getting the Gondola up the hill. The views are spectacular from the top, I found myself not concentrating on the track half the time and just enjoying the scenery! I filmed a short part of it but it’s tricky controlling the vehicle at the same time without careering clean over the edge! 😀


Afterwards, I got some brunch. This :-O

I also booked a few things for the days to come – my bus tickets to Wanaka, a trip to Mount Cook on the Wednesday, Godzilla cinema ticket and an early evening boat cruise on Lake Wakatipu for Thursday. That *should* keep me out of mischief.

Steph (of Franz Josef fame) was arriving in Queenstown in the afternoon so we grabbed a drink and did a little shopping which was a riot. As much as I love the freedom of exploring the country alone, it’s always good to catch up with friends you’ve met along the way to share stories and have a giggle.

We grabbed some pizza and beer later and stayed in the rest of the night catching up on her travels. She sky dived the day before & had the exact same ‘Aaaargh!’ moment that I did just after leaving the plane 😀

Today was also the first day I had met Scottish folks since Katie in Taupo – no less than 4 of them popped up! Yas – no more explaining Dumfries was “South of Edinburgh but North of England” 😀

It’s amazing to think I’ll be back there in 7 days. I’ve only been away for month but it really feels like an eternity ago. Eyes opened massively and the travel bug has bitten me good & proper.

Really had the best holiday ever here – better than I could ever have imagined. Meeting amazing people and seeing amazing sights.

Kudos for staying the course faithful reader(s?) – this has been a fun way to keep track of what I’ve done in this beautiful country – hopefully you’ve enjoyed it too. I’ll run a wee competish thing next week – stay tuned! 🙂

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24. May 2014 by admin
Categories: New Zealand | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. I’m going to win this competition
    or someone will have to learn the intricate ways of the microwave
    Okay. what’s the prize
    what is this fantastic prize that Michael has conjured up in his wisdom
    It’s a ———- ring

  2. Today is my birthday
    Happy Birthday , ‘Tricia x
    Going by NZ time my birthday has already begun and will last a day and a half instead of the usual 24 hours
    get out yer scratcher and wish your Mum a Bonne Anniversaire
    Don’t tell me you’re tired
    it’s the birthday of The Madre
    and she’s getting pretty mad,
    Compleanos felicianos, Mama !!
    Had to flippin’ do it for you
    See you in Carlisle Monday
    Maybe !!!

  3. ***Happy Birthday Patricia***

    🙂 🙂 xx

  4. Oh ,

    ow nice was that, Kirsty
    21 tomorrow
    well, just add on 4
    to the 1 ie
    I’m not 61
    as if
    don’t come into this conversation please
    i had you when I was -5, okay ?

  5. How did that happen h
    Roll on Monday
    I’m getting a call at midnight
    So excited x

  6. I hope he sang happy birthday down the phone to you Patricia 🙂 he told me he was going to!!

    Hope you had a lovely day! (He best have handfuls of pressies for you on Mon 😛 )

    Kirsty xx

    ps. Hi Michael 😛 x

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