I’m Just a Dish Washer: Three Weeks in Milford Sound

I’m Just a Dish Washer: Three Weeks in Milford Sound

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Welcome to Milford Sound!

Well, I cleaned bathrooms, made beds and vacuumed floors, as well, but this story happened in the kitchen.

For nearly the entire month of December, I worked in Milford Sound, part of Fiordland National Park. The type of farm work I was looking for had dried up, and I needed a good place to wait for the next assignment. Via an online job board for travelers in New Zealand, I read an advertisement from a lodge in Milford Sound. The lodge was seeking people for housekeeping, dish washing, and cleaning. I emailed the contact listed and was accepted for December. So after my kiwi and constellation adventure in Paihia on the North Island and an absolutely brilliant Coldplay concert in Auckland, I headed to Milford Sound. Continue reading “I’m Just a Dish Washer: Three Weeks in Milford Sound”

A Video from Kaikoura and Stories Behind It

A Video from Kaikoura and Stories Behind It

The title sounds like an elementary school “What I Did Over the Summer” essay, but Kaikoura has some pretty cool stuff. In this video, I put together several of my photos and videos from flying a plane, seeing seals and swimming with dolphins. Stories from Kaikoura follow below.

I once posted a picture from a day trip to Kaikoura toward the beginning of September where I was sitting in the front seat of a plane. Here’s how that happened: Continue reading “A Video from Kaikoura and Stories Behind It”