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New Zealand - There and Back Again

This journal entry is an excerpt from my upcoming book about my travels through New Zealand. I spent nearly two months, June 7-July 27 of 2012 traveling through the North and South Islands with my brother. This particular excerpt is from a portion of the time we spent in beautiful Milford Sound.

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Adventuring around the globe
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William Gray
July 2 - Punakaiki Rocks/Nelson Lakes We woke up pretty early this morning. It was around 6:45 AM. We had a long drive and had lots of things to see and do. Sleeping last night was ok. I got pretty …
Adventuring around the globe
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William Gray
July 1 - Hokitika We woke up this morning pretty early knowing it was Sunday and we wanted to go to mass. We weren’t sure where the church was, but we assumed if there was one the service …
Adventuring around the globe
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William Gray
June 30 - Franz Josef/Hokitika We woke up really early this morning hoping to watch the sunrise at Franz Josef Glacier. I think it was about 6:45 AM. It was another freezing night. I slept alright …
Adventuring around the globe
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William Gray
June 29 - Fox Glacier/Franz Josef I woke up this morning around 7:15 AM. It was by far the coldest night and morning of our trip. My back was freezing a lot of the night. Andy had gotten up before …
Adventuring around the globe
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William Gray
June 28 - Fox Glacier I had a good night of sleep. There was only a sheet and a comforter, but it was really warm. We got up this morning at 7 AM. It was still dark outside. I only had to pack up a …
Adventuring around the globe
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William Gray
June 27 - Haast We woke up this morning around 7:30 AM to decent weather. It was cold outside, but warmer than it had been in other places. I had a pretty good night of sleep. Our goal for the day …
Adventuring around the globe
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William Gray
June 26 - Wanaka We woke up this morning to cloudy weather around 8:00 AM. It had rained a little during the night. I slept pretty comfortably as it wasn’t too cold, even though we were …
Adventuring around the globe
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William Gray
June 25 - Wanaka We woke up around 7:15 AM. The night wasn’t as cold as I was thinking it would be. I was pretty comfortable all night. We took down the tent and had a banana for breakfast. …
Adventuring around the globe
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William Gray
June 24 - Manapouri/Queenstown I had a really nice night of sleep. The bed was comfortable and warm. It was good to be out of the elements again. I keep thinking I don’t know how Native …
Adventuring around the globe
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William Gray
June 23 - Milford Sound/Te Anau - Gail Forced Winds, Capsized Boats, and Torrential Rain! Needless to say we barely slept. It took me forever to fall asleep, and even when I did I didn’t stay …
Adventuring around the globe
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William Gray
June 22 - Milford Sound - The Hurricane Cometh! We woke around 7:15 AM and laid in bed until about 7:40. Last night was the warmest night so far. I remember looking on the thermometer outside the …

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