New Zealand, Australia · 136 Days · 29 Moments · January 2017

Finian's adventure in New Zealand + Australia


26 May 2017

Friday ~ Early flight, met Finbarr at airport ~ Toured around Geelong ~ Train back to Melbourne Saturday ~ Shopping ~ Wandered around the city ~ Eureuka tower Sunday ~ Great Ocean Road trip Monday ~ Walked around Melbourne, got Nando's with two girls Tuesday (May 30th) ~ Left hostel at 12:30, bus at 12:45 ~ Home, flying at 5 a.m ~ Home in Inchinattin @2:30 on the Tuesday

23 May 2017

Tuesday ~ Up early, had the fry ~ Walked through botanical gardens, onto Sydney Opera house and bridge ~ Jet boating out the harbour, savage views ~ Out again, silent disco Wednesday ~ Bondi beach ~ Out again Thursday ~ Blue Mountain Tour, 1/2 late for trip in morning ~ Last night together, few games up cards, up early Friday

20 May 2017

Saturday ~ Surfers Paradise ~ Pub crawl Sunday ~ Up at 9, swim on beach ~ Down to Byron Bay, surfing + swimming ~ Drove 1/2 ways to Sydney Monday ~ Long drive to Sydney ~ Went to Home and Away beach ~ Went out

17 May 2017

Wednesday ~ Woke up, straight to the airport ~ Dropped off juicy ~ Brisbane, out again Thursday ~ Wander around Brisbane ~ Bought iPhone 7 ~ Out again, Swedish Friday ~ Steve Irwin Zoo

14 May 2017

Sunday ~ Hobbit movie set ~ Went to Tanganue Monday ~ Climbed Mt.Manganui ~ Drove to Cathedral Cove, drank all night on beach Tuesday ~ Looked at Cathedral Cove ~ Hot water beach ~ Drove to Auckland, out in the city

10 May 2017

Thursday ~ Drove to Lake Taupo ~ Make dinner in camp site ~ Out drinking ( raining all day ) Friday ~ Drove to Rotorua ~ Huku Falls ~ Went to thermal hot pools ~ Maori theme Saturday ~ Zorbing ~ Quading ~ Pigeon Clay Shooting ~ Out in Lava Bar ( Rotorua )

9 May 2017

Monday ~ Left CC > Wellington, Barber dropped us in ~ Out in Wellington, won pool tournament ($50 bar tab) Tuesday ~ Toured around Wellington, out again Wednesday ~ Got camper vans, headed to Hasteings ~ $200 fine

7 May 2017

Friday ~ Last day of work Friday ~ Beers in the shed, town after Saturday ~ Went to CC, bought boots + jersey + jeans ~ Big/ last night in Methven Sunday ~ Dying, packed back, cleaned car and house

1 May 2017

27th ~ Fucked my back Thursday - physio Friday and Monday and Friday again

23 April 2017

Saturday ~ Soccer game in CC with Methven, centre back for 45 mins ~ Out in CC with Hanlon, Tommy, John Anderson, Adam, hot Swedish one Sunday ~ Went to Aokaoera Monday ~ Mt Hutt again and out to girls farm

18 April 2017

Tuesday 18th ~ Bills last day ~ Farm staff dinner at crossroads Wednesday ~ V Hoff hoof pairing course

9 April 2017

February ~ Joey came from Invercargill stayed for a week, moved to Scotland ~ Pauraic came for about a week, back to NI March ~ Barber moved in for about a month April ~ Garry and Michaela moved in about the 6th, new man on farm
~ Thursday night Garry and Michaela landed Friday ~ Platform stopped working, 8t of maize tipped in the field, Green Parrot Saturday ~ Beer in CC with G, Danny, Sock, Rusty and Murray Sunday ~ CC for abit, Rakiaia gorge and Mt.Hutt, chipper in Rakiaia Monday ~ Cleaned out car and booked Vhof course

26 March 2017

Friday ~ Green parrot and Dubliner after with G, Hanlon, Roisin and Michelle Saturday ~ Karting in CC, out that night, stayed in All Stars Inn Sunday ~ Relaxed

17 March 2017

Thursday ~ After work head down starting drinking from 5:30 Friday ~ Skydive @10, Pog Ma Hones from 4 onwards, day session Saturday ~ Luge and gondola, headed home, work next day Sunday ~ 131 for breakfast, up Mt.Hutt with G and barber, back to reality Monday

14 March 2017

March 13th Monday - moved over to Shed 2 ( Belmont ) in the evening ~ Felt an earthquake Monday night , bed and room shook
March 13th Monday - moved over to Shed 2 ( Belmont ) in the evening ~ Felt an earthquake Monday night , bed and room shook

22 February 2017

Dunedin Tuesday ~ Drove down and went out that night Wednesday ~ Brewery tour (Speights, good on ya mate) ~ Looked around college Otago, got free stuff Thursday ~ Went to the beach (St Kilna), up to Signal hill ~ Drove the steepest street in the world and went out that night (foam party) Friday ~ Left the hostel ~ Tunnel beach ~ Old railway station ~ Highlanders game and drove home after Saturday ~ Dropped Pauraic into Christchurch and went beach with Hanlon and jones Sunday ~ Shit weather, went to the pool with Hanlon, relaxed and back to work tomorrow

18 February 2017

Friday ~ Met up with Pauraic, Phil and Siobhan in Dubliner had dinner and pints, Pauraic stayed the night Saturday ~ Went to Ashburton, hair cut and drop Pauraic back to Phil and Siobhan Sunday ~ Mass, Christchurch in evening had dinner and collected Pauraic, Mc Donalds

14 February 2017

Tuesday ~ Herd test (milk recording), for when selling on cows to know there abilities of fat, protein etc, SCC, TBC ~ Coffee + scones + cake after sorting out all apparatus ~ Soccer with G, met 3 Northern Island lads, Crossroads pub after for wan

10 February 2017

Friday ~ Visted Frank Reistin, Alison's farm, Jacksons Holmes yard, out in Dubliner, sing song Saturday ~ Out in Christchurch (Engineers) with UCD lads + GAA crowd Sunday ~ Beach and gondala up mountain

31 January 2017

~ Meeting with everyone on farm ~ Went for a jog in Methven, found out soccer on Tuesdays at 6

29 January 2017

Saturday ~ Got the car, charity boxing, out after in the blue

26 January 2017

Wednesday ~ First football kick around, pub after

24 January 2017

~ Poker - with Eric only 5 people Brown pub

19 January 2017

First two days off: Thursday ~ Went to Hanmer Springs, natural springs, Irish pub after and pool ~ Polish man walking NZ staying in dorm with us Friday ~ Beach outside ( Taylor's Mistake ) Christchurch

15 January 2017

Sunday ~ Mass Monday ~ Learned how to calculate exact amount of grass for cows ~ Milking Mob 1 on my own, first time (only 5 milkings done)

13 January 2017

~ First day on farm Friday 13th ~ Milked in the evening with Carlos + Eric

11 January 2017

January 9th left home - aircoach to Dublin airport (5:10) flight ( Jan 9th @ 11:55 ) Dublin > Heathrow > Dubai > Melbourne > Christchurch ( Jan 11th @ 5:05 ) ~ Walked around Christchurch - dead city since bad earthquake Stayed in All Stars Inn that night 12th ~ Collected by Carmen and sorted out dropped to farm that day ~ Went to dinner with Trevor and Stacey in brown pub Methven that night