Sorry It has been a while, Getting on the Internet and writing this blog has taken the back seat as we have been so busy over the last three weeks. What a journey it has been, We picked up the camper van from Christchurch and headed out for Hanmer Springs around 130 km "down the road". We followed the mountainous highways leading to Hanmer Springs through a desolate Mountain road in the pitch black and arrived at a campsite. We had arrived at our first destination a freezing cold dark campsite in the middle of no where. It was only then I was able to understand just why our "Camper van" was so cheap to hire. The converted people Carrier had couple of butchered planks of ply board Roughly imitating a fold out bed, a sink and some shelving probably put together by a trigger happy nail gun wielding kiwi. We then headed out looking for food and found apsolutely nothing going to bed empty stomached.