A quick catch-up: twenty-two years ago, my family spent an academic year in southern New Zealand.
Two years ago, the Mate and I returned, with two objectives: 1) tramp (hike) the Milford Track (Trail); 2) learn about the Coast to Coast cross-country multisport race for a novel I’m writing.
Objective #2 was mine, not the Mate’s. And this time, the purpose of this trip is ENTIRELY due to the demands of my book. But lucky me, the Mate’s coming along anyway, and so is Wing Son Two, who can keep him company when I’m off learning about sheep farming and Maori culture.
Will this trip feature some adventures? Of COURSE–this is NEW ZEALAND we’re talking about.
But when I return, will my accounts of New Zealand be travelogue, or Author’s Notes? Stay tuned. Ta for now.