Thursday, April 30, 2009


Well. We left the orchard in havelock north yesterday noonish and drove out of the perpetual sun of hawke's bay into the autumn rains of the rest of the country. Totally failing to take the weather with us. Stayed with fam overnight in wellington (good to see them) then up early for our 8:30 ferry, then the longest road in the world brought us back to hopewell. A bit of settling in this evening and a game of 'monopoly deal' and now bed so we can start work tomorrow morning. Being in warm buildings is really novel. :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Moving on...

Wow... that's even less posting than I thought I'd done this year. :)


but with luck I should be able to post a little more frequently now. We'll see though.. because there were supposed to be 2 new ones for the past week or so... but they're not showing up.

Anyway, How about a quick rundown of the last few months, eh?

January was spend largely with my sister giving her a quick greatest hits tour of the country. Much awesomeness on a route that took us from Christchurch to Paihia and then back to Auckland.
February started with a jaunt down to Hawke's Bay area to see about finding some work. We did, picking at an organic apple orchard in Havelock North. But with 2 weeks to kill we went back up to Auckland to meet M&D for a couple of weeks travelling around with them. Then we settled into our orange poptop 70's caravan on the orchard where we have been living since the middle of february. Now it's nearly may and most of the apples are off and much of the money is gone, but we've got about 2 more days of work before we dash back to the south island Marlborough Sounds for a little R&R/cleaning and bed making before the winter sets in.

All very exciting and I'll even flesh it out some more with what details I can recall when I have a little more time. Really ;)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Final friday night

Woot! BBQ and lots of protein. Mmm...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Picking apples

Wow. Not so many posts or photos since we started picking. Ah well. We're doing well. Hawke's bay is nice in fall. Cold at night though. More soon. I hope :)