So off to Wellington for the night where we then have to get up early the next day to catch a 3hr ferry to the south island! Well we got there early afternoon and our group decided to head to the Te Papa museum, a few of us ended up spending a good hour in the kids section with all the interactive stuff... what has my life come too, i think my brain is deteriating, i dont think ill ever get back into the real world!! After we went out got some dinner and decided to have a couple of drinks to round the night off and get an early night for our early start in the morning!! That was the plan and it was going so well untill i decided to get up and dance and concequently doing a wrong move and cracking my knee! I knew straight away something was up but thought ild go to bed and see what it was like in the morning!! Oh the agony the next day... brought back memories of tearing my cartlidge in Magaluf! Horrible!! I get one of the lads to get Kate to decide what to do... do i go to hospital or do i get on the bus and not lose our 50 dollar ferry tickets and go to the hospital on the south island!? Only i could do it eh! So after a bit of discussion and kate not listening to me and going on and ill catch her up in a few days after i knew what was up, she cobnvinces me to go with her and the bus and get it checked out once on the south island in Nelson. This was by far the best option even though it wasnt the most comfortable journey and being carried by the lads i felt a little guuilty but they were happy to help... good bunch we have here! So we get to Nelson and Dallas has already sorted out another driver to give me a lift to the hospital which was good!! Thers now 2 coaches now by the way travelling together so your talking 75 people! I werent long at the hospital i got it checked out and it turns out i have torn some soft tissue in my knee so the give me some pain killers and put my leg in a splint and once in quuenstown i need to get it checked out again. Thing is im gutted now as it looks like theres a few things i cant do now :(
After Nelson we head to Westport... pretty non event day as i cant do any walks and stuff... but good thing is i get alot of simpathy which is always good ;) so even though i cant do much im having a laugh on the bus chatting to all different kinds of weird and wonderful people! The next day was the big Kiwi Experience night at Lake Mahinapua and a little place called the Poo Pub owned by a very eccentric 85yr old man! This place has been on the tour since it started back in the late 80's and in the pub there was fotos of groups back in 1990 upto now!! Its a big night because its themed... our theme was anything but it had to be made out of plastic bags! So off we go to the supermarket all 75 of us buying black sacks etc... haha!! I decide to go as a pirate cause of my peg leg i now have. Some peole came up with some pretty cool costumes, kate wearing a toga like roman princess outfit a couple of lads went in the mankini from borat and a good few others. So we all eat dinner have a few beers then have to go back to get our outfits sorted in teh end i couldnt be bothered to make a fall on outfit as i had been chatting to the drivers and a copuple of the bosses and didnt leave enough time to make an outfit!! So the 2 mad irish girls Caroline and Paula decide to put make-up on me and before i know it im going as posh spice even though i looked more like a transvestite hooker! Had a proper funny night with everyone making a good effort and getting rather wasted last thing i remember was falling asleep on a top bunk next to a girl and waking up at 6 am next to a guy dressed as a bumble snooring!?!? God knows!? The next day there was a fair few hungover peole and everyone certainly knows each other now and gets on really well! The journey wasnt too bad to our next stop Franz Josef but was a little quiet with alot of people sleeping!!
Franz Josef is praetty cool and there are some amazing views, with snow capped mountains and its still really warm! The activity today was to do a Glacier Hike which i was really looking forward to doing but for now obvious reasons i cant so to be honest im gutted as they are all doing it now whislt im here on my lonesome! Sttill ill have to come back another time, i just hope my knee is better soon so i can bungy!!
So all in all im absolutly loving NZ, its been so action packed and im only half way through. Kate and i are getting on well apart from the odd arguement but we dont seem to be living in each others pockets at the moment and to be honest havent been spending alot of time together cause theres so many of us, whcih is cool and i know shes loving it as much as i am!! So wich me a speedy recovery so i can bungy and ill upload some pics soon cause ive got a bit of a backlog. Dont worry about me though cause im SWEET AS! as the Kiwis say! x