I’m soaking up the summer sun here in Tauranga and loving every minute of it. It’s been a great place to hang for the summer months and catch a breath after my tour of the North Island last November. However, I’m excited to say that I’ve just purchased my plane ticket for Christchurch, and I’m headed to the spectacular South Island in March! Ask anyone in New Zealand, and they’ll tell you that the North and South Islands are like completely different countries. The North Island is nice, they’ll say, but the South Island is where it’s at.”Don’t leave New Zealand until you’ve seen the South Island.” If I’ve heard that once, I’ve heard it a thousand times.
Quite frankly, I’m tired of hearing everyone talk about the South Island and all of its majestic mountains and breathtaking scenery. I’m ready to go and see it for myself!
I get the feeling that all the amazing sights I’ve seen so far will pale in comparison to what awaits me down there. Make no mistake, moving on is going to be bittersweet. I’ve been blessed with a great place to live here in Tauranga, an awesome church home, and a few amazing friends. I haven’t had nearly enough time here.
But the South Island is calling my name, and I’ve got to get down there before it starts to get too cold. This traveler prefers warm weather all the way! If you live in New Zealand and know anyone down South, I’d love to connect with them when I’m down there.
What’s that you say? Don’t I know they’re having earthquakes in Christchurch? Of course I do, bring on the adventure!