Monday, November 10, 2014

Locals

The towns in the North Island aren't filled with tourists..I mean, they are, but its not as bad as Queenstown. There, we out numbered the population of actual locals, probably 5 to 1. Every small town that we went to, we met people and spent some time with them in some way or another.

The kindness of the locals was the best part of the trip for me.  We had stopped at this skatepark for a quick little session to break up the drive. We ended up meeting a couple of guys at the park, they invited us back to their house, one of them rapped for us, the other one went outside and came back in the house with a few branches he cut off of some weed plants he had in his back yard.. haha. People were just eager to do whatever they thought would make our trip better. ......

 We dried the plants on the dashboard while we surfed and smoked a joint in their honor.

Most of the skateparks have zip lines too..

Saturday, November 8, 2014

To the North


Got the Ferry out of the South Island, just in time to watch a beautiful Sunset over the Queen Charlotte Range.
 Taking the ferry, it seemed like the start of another Chapter in our journey. The South Island was now behind us and the New Plymouth Surf Highway was all we wanted.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Northern Part of the Southern Island


The Able Tasman National Park is a Coastal Hot spot for Tourists. If you are a German, You probably had your cabins booked months before your plane touched down. Didnt seem like many out of country'ers passed it by without giving it a look. We got up there with the Herd to see what it had to offer. Motueka was a small town, which seemed to have more tourists bouncing around the streets than there were locals.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Spelunking

    The rain was pouring down outside, so we decided to take a little cave tour. The caves had a weird erie feeling with all the water dripping down everywhere. Just strange knowing how bad the rain is pouring down above you, and you're just in a natural hole 10 feet below. Always been a little scared of tight caves.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The List.


Life?

 Before I went down to New Zealand, I made a list with some places/spots I wanted to check out. Reefton Skatepark  was one of them. Seemed like almost every town had a skatepark in it, Some a little better/worse than others. Reefton was a random big skatepark in a tiny town in the middle of no where. Sits on the edge of a river and there wasn't a soul in sight. I think the list had 23 places to check out; most of them exceeded any expectations made from the few pictures I saw on the computer screen prior to coming down.

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