17 March 2020

Due to technical issues we've been having, we've had to take a little break from the blog... Fear not though, we're back on the road and ready to share the adventure. Since the last blog a lot has happened so I'll try to break it down. We finished in the fjordlands by walking the start of the Keplar track and doing a cruise around milford sound. Not a bad way to end the fjordlands which led to a week in the very hyped up Queenstown. We arrived at the campsite to discover it was a plot of uneven land with some shipping containers containing the facilities... The rest of the people staying seemed like the kind of people thay would trash the camp, however, we carried on to town with spirits high at the thoughts of the legandary queenstown. Unfortunately, it was not our kind of place. Too busy, too many people and everything that was there seemed to cost a lot of money. It just seemed a bit over hyped... Until we discovered the biking... World class biking of every discipline on your doorstep with a community to match it. Dirt jumps, enduro and a downhill jump line that convinced the more vertical enclined Oldham brother to persue biking in Christchurch instead of focusing purely on climbing. Truly unreal. So, along with the good friends we made and a mouthwatering bakery, queenstown finally made sense... So we moved on, visiting glenorchy to walk the earnslaw burn track then headed onto Wanaka, which seems a bit like the best parts of queenstown without the hustle and bustle! More hikes to come, more disk golf (a fantastic new discovery) and hopefully a bit more climbing in the next few weeks before the older, beardier Oldham heads back to the Northern hemisphere. Going to have to make the days count before he leaves!