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Early Summer Southern Tour | heading south once again

Blokes in frocks . . . my fifth ferry crossing of Cook Strait in recent months and, well, you can have too much of a good thing. On this voyage the major on-board entertainment is a group of blokes travelling in dresses, that’s the way to encourage joviality.

The approach to Nelson, grape sized hail and a torrential downpour, then, just as suddenly that not-a-cloud sky and I’m standing in the main street thinking, wow, next time I land here I’ll be calling this town home, without telling tall stories.

It’s the start of my, umm, Early Summer Southern Tour, gathering additional raw material for my tramping.net.nz website, this time not rambling remotely, I’ll be stomping around the popular tracks, starting with NZ’s most frequented, the Abel Tasman, the Heaphy, carrying a tent, not to be disturbed by other’s snoring in the more utilised huts . . . then heading further south to the Kepler, Caples/Greenstone and Routeburn . . . hoping this glorious weather maintains.

author | GJ Coop | posted | 02 November 2013
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