Saturday, December 15, 2007

New Zealand

No worries. Flew half way around the world without a toothbrush, but I'm nestled in the Kelvin Hotel, Invercargill, New Zealand. Peed in a cup, snagged some Kiwi dollars from a cashpoint (that's an ATM in the US) and in about five minutes, the front desk tells me I'll have broadband to post this.

So, yeah, the only real hitch in the trip was the fact I left my shaving kit at home and arrived here without a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, razor, shaving cream, etc. My lousy Alltel service doesn't have international roaming/long-distance, so I can't call PW and LP until I get to the ship, which sucks, but the bar opens in 2 hours so I can drink away my sorrows.

People are VERY friendly, sound a bit like Aussies and drive on the wrong side of the road. They also have roundabouts, instead of intersections. I took a few airplane window photos of the Southern Alps on the way here and will try to post a couple if any turn out. Bought a new camera an hour before I left and I'm having a bit of trouble with it.

Met some old friends from other vessels, who are slated for one trip here, as I am. Good to catch up. And now, I'm off to find a pharmacy, or grocery store, so I can brush my teeth.


Mr. Bud said...

yeah. touchdown.

so is it like summer there?

what is it about teeth brushing? when in the outback, no shower, no shaving, etc., i can live without all that, but i HAVE to brush my teeth.??

The Pirate said...

hey! call PW and tell her im fine!!

Mr. Bud said...

did, well, done already.

woke her up... oops. she's relieved.