It has been great traveling with Anna, who has all the makings of a great traveler. I will certainly miss my travel companion, and look forward to reading about his adventures in
Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
After a feverish morning packing and cleaning the van, and taking our small hike, we got on our way around 10:30 am. After 80 km we reached the town of
Hamilton, where I blew off
my last New Zealand
dollars in a couple of books. Another 120 km brought us to Auckland International
Airport, around 2 pm, in plenty of
time for my 4 pm departure for Tahiti, and from there to Los
Angeles and then Sacramento.
Anna is staying for three more days in New Zealand, so she will keep the
van and will be in ultimate charge of returning it to the rental agency. On
January 29 she will be taking off for New Delhi,
and she will be in India
for six weeks. I press my thumbs for her (a German expression for “I wish her
good luck”) and look forward to hearing about her adventures in this exotic and
mysterious land. Buen Camino, Anna!