Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Flew into Melbourne yesterday after spending a lazy day packing and brunching with Lucy and Billy. The wedding i Wellington was fab and the reception fantastic. I had a really good time talking and dancing. Wildlife sacturaries, look-outs, Te Papa, city walks and coffees, barbeques and beers were on the rest of the agenda. Time just goes to quickly...

Today I will just vege out and do nothing here apart from reenting the car and stuff for tomorrow.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Got inte the water today at Gisborne. Small day but some nice rides on the wall, adrenalin. Althought not as much as during my run in Kaikoura, where I surfed some 75-100 meters along the shore, whilst the wave slapped my backfoot.

Last night I slept on the Mahia peninsula in my sleepingbag under the stars after surfing Black's. Saw the comet, shooting stars made wishes.. Yeah that's right sunset over Hawke's bay and sunrise over the Pacific as well.

Now I am pretty much nackered and will go and buy some beers and food. Looks like salad and maybe lamb.

In summary, hoiday is good and I am living the dream although somewhat tired at the mo.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Banks Peninsula

Finally got in the water again. Surfed some small pelling waves and the occasional bigger one at tumblewater beach. It was good to be back, and I spent a solid three hours in the water before dehydration forced me to land.

The day before was birdwatching day with yelloweyed pinguins and albatrosses as well as furseals.

And the day before that I went to Alex's Knob at Franz Josef glacier. As I was walking in solitude in the rainforest I met God and it was fantastic!


Sunday, January 14, 2007

South Island

I am down in Greymouth today and it's been pissing down all day. Ark! It was onshore today. Ark! However, surfed some big clean waves at Nine Mile Beach after watching the seals at Cape Foulwind. Yeah! And this morning I saw a seal surf the waves. Yeah!

Best thing today is that the waether is gonna improve tomorrow and be good for a couple of days! Best thing today was to go on the Cave Rafting in Charlestown and the glow worms!

Tomorrow, hopefully sun, surf and perhaps glaciers!

Sunday, January 07, 2007


is quite nice by night. I am sitting in Fille's and Anna's apartment close to the CBD and mulling over the last couple of days. The Kauri forest with 2000 year old trees with giant trunks, the sailing in Bay of Islands or the stingrays as we dove off Poor Knights Islands.

Now I need to plan the rest of the trip and then organise the rental car tomorrow. Ferries from South Island to North Island and vice verse as well...

This constant holiday preassure is killing me!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

So long Sydney

It's been a good stay. A fair few waves surfed with style. A wedding. Staying with friends or friends
of friends. Lot's of barbeques. Fishing a bit. Swimming. Saluting the sun. I think from all the people
I've met J probably made the most impression on me. I hope that it will all work out for her!

Soon I will board my plane to Auckland and NZ should be good.

Monday, January 01, 2007

surfing out, surfing in

Am up in Woolgoolga for the New Year. Surfed it out yesterday morning and surfed the new year inh this morning. clinton and i were the first guys out this morning. a small little swell and glassy. happy days.

back from a fishing mission where we got a flathead. it's got a date with the barbie.