After 9¼ months I’m still here in New Zealand but not for much longer as next week I’m catching a Deutch cargo ship to Oz. I should have been mid-Tasman Sea by now but seems das boote has got a bit lost or something or taken a wrong turning somewhere mid-Pacific. My passage to Oz is being classified as ‘super cargo’ which I’m taking as a compliment even if it does translate as ‘super-hassle-cargo’ as soon as my jolly German seamen clap eyes on the multi-panniered bike-ballast I’ll be heaving on board. Am writing this in sleeping bag confined to tent quarters thanks to a bout of most unreasonable unseasonable stormy weather that is currently battering my flimsy abode. Long may the sun shine in Oz as I need to warm up and dry out.

Rockhopper Penguins

Rockhopper Penguins