local time: 29.12.2005 01:08
sorry for not responding to any emails lately. had a hard time finding wireless internet-cafes, and taking the time to respond in the first place.
other than that, i was on an uninhabited island for the last 14 days, which makes it kinda hard to get an internet connection :-).
spent christmas with a cool bunch of people on codfish island, where i was volunteering in the kakapo recovery programme.
in a nutshell, the kakapo is a flightless parrot species with a unique breeding/reproduction system, facial plumage that looks like that of an owl, and a total population size of 86.
on my one-hour-flight from christchurch to invercargill, the weather improved from cold/rainy to hot/sunshiny. so now i’m back to summer :-)
after arriving in invercargill, i spent one day at joy’s (who even picked me up from the airport, unexpectedly) – washing and disinfecting practically all of my stuff.
joy had some adventurous round-the-world stories to tell that made my trip not seem boring, but lame.
on the other hand, i’m quite happy i’m not staying at weapon-fanatic’s places, or in israel, with a total amount of 50 dollars on my account.
in sydney [before new zealand, obviously], where i stayed at sean’s place, i decided to do the bridgeclimb – 1439 steps up to the top of the harbour bridge.
what a view!
i took the time to upload some photos as well, and here they are:
aww, it feels good to be back in the world of communication again.