And thus the adventures of Bilge Rat and Scallywag in New Zealand come to an end. It was time to leave. Other places on this world called for us.
It was a wonderful time on the two islands of this distant distant land, which we called home for about half a year now. We worked, we travelled. We found friends and a place to stay. We went to local festivals and hiked famous trails. We met true Kiwis, Pakeha and Maori alike, and got to know their respective way of life. We helped people on the way and were helped ourselves. We learned to cook and to keep a road trip diet. We slept in small rooms, in the woods, on the beach and in a car. We climbed mountains and swam in the sea. We crossed forests and visited old towns. We dug for gold and found happiness.
It was a great time for both of us, which we would never want to have missed. We learned a lot and grew quite a bit standing on our own feet in a land far away. We are both very glad to have made the journey and do not regret even the hardships we had on our way.
Let's see where the future will take us. What paths we will walk, what journeys undertake and what adventures we will face.
We're looking forward to it.
Till then we say thank you for accompanying us on our adventures on this blog. Wherever our paths may lead, we will see you there! :)