Saturday, March 27, 2004

not too late for a career change ... back
i have just done one of the most amazing things ever ... i went on a three-day sea kayaking trip in the Abel Tasman National Park, in the northern tip of the South Island of NZ. the combination of the scenery, the mode of transport, the company and the weather and the lifestyle just created one of the most pleasant times ever. we got to play with 3-month old seal pups, lunched and lounged on lonesome beaches, and sailed using a tarp, whilst drinking wine. it's funny because it was a small group -- just four of us and a guide -- and it made me feel like i was so unique that i got to do this, but i know thousands and tens of thousands even have also done this, and will do so after me.

now i'm in murchison, and at the spur of the moment, when i walked into the information stand, the guy asked if i wanted to go rafting and i just said yes. i don't know why. i don't think i could top the sea kayaking experience, but hey, it can't hurt to try.

after being with the same four people for the last three days, getting to know them fairly well, i feel lonely again. i guess it's good that i'm heading to hanmer springs and a familiar face.

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