Not as in airborne, I don’t have the desire to fly about New Zealand and my van does not have the wings. After leaving golden bay, my travels down the West coast were rather more accelerated that I’d been anticipating. This was because the weather was crap, there was just no good reason to stop anywhere as almost everything worth doing involved being outside. This lack of stopping means that I covered over 1000km (625 miles) in six days. If you think about it this may not sound like a lot, but then take into account the fact that there were a lot of very windy roads and even when straight I rarely push my van over 50mph. By the end of it I was fairly knackered something that really kicked in around Christmas – so I had boxing day off and just sat in a camping ground and finished The Temporal Void… a book that I’d bought on Christmas Eve as a Christmas present to myself.