sabato 25 marzo 2017

Back to Backpacking NZ without a program

After spending a couple of weeks preparing the Catamaran to be pulled out of the water we contacted some of our traveller friends that magically appears in NZ. 

Been out of the boat with all our luggage to carry was quite a shock, also not having a program for the day was definitely weird. However, every trip is like no other. Every action we take makes things goes in a way that we can only guess what is going to bring to us.

After more than ten thousand nautical miles, and years spent playing rugby, we finally are on the All Black's land. A place of incredible beauty and wellness. Stunning landscapes, nice people and ancien culture melt together creating a perfect habitat. 

First we decided to spend a bit of time with Julia and Jason friends since Perth's adventures in 2009,  as i remembered they are lots of fun. They took us arround and made our stay more than special. We party, we walked, we have been eating and party again we also ended up to a massive party were we had to wear masks and ended up watching the final match of the rugby world cup where New Zealand defited Australia and won the World title...we also ended up jumping naked from a wooden pier in Town, but that is just a little feature we add to a trip when everything its so perfect. 

Of course i haven't talked about surfing yet because that was our third and last step in NZ. As soon as we could we rented a van and we reached our friend Grillo in Raglan where we started straight away to hit the road and the waves. Conditions started easy but fun until we reached the Taranaki region where thanks to Grillo we spotted some of the most amazing waves i've ever seen. Being back on the road was fun and kind of special and Grillo was the perfect guide through our first emotions on the surf after Polinesia and Fiji. 

We ended up finding waves also where they were not suppose to be, discovering places of incredible beaty, surfing on a point far a way from anything in the middle of the country with cold wind, blue sky and amazing volcano in front of us. Scoring barrel after barrels somewhere in Taranaki. We couldn't ask more from those weeks spent together, definitely a place to visit again.