We seem to have found a super rubbish internet place that doesn't have any USB sockets on any of it's computers which has royally foiled our putting nice photos up plan, but hey ho! There will be some here soon though, we promise.
We have got our van now, and it is cool, we have seen about 6 others now and ours has the coolest paint job, we would normally put a photo here but you will have to imagine the big cow and ram that adorn the sides of our farm themed vehicle!
We are in Kaikoura now (see http://www.kaikoura.co.nz/main/gallery/), which is up the coast from Christchurch. We came here via Maruia thermal springs where we spent the night with lots of sandflies. A bit like mosquitoes but without the noise and a bite that kills, only good thing is they do go to sleep at night! It was a spectacular setting, the springs were set in this lush green valley, with a beautiful view of the setting sun as we sat in the hot springs. We'll post up some photos for you to see soon.
Went for a walk along the cliffs to see the seals today, which was lovely and seals a plenty, unfortunately we managed to coincide with the only downpour of the day, which lasted for about an hour and got us absolutely soaked. Our van is now a mobile washing line! Oh and we saw whales yesterday from the beach, about three sperm whales splashing about, how cool is that!
Thank you all for your comments, they've made a great read! You'll notice the surprisingly popular "Dan's allergies" -section hasn't been reinstated yet, but I'm working on it!
Bye for now,
Dan and Jen