running 35:30 
shoes: Asics 2000-4
Geoff & I flew out of Adelaide at 8pm, Melbourne at 11:35pm, and into Auckland just before 5am. It sucks to lose a night's sleep, but on the other hand this gave us an extra day for touristing. Having cleared customs by 5:30am we walked with our gear 2km to the car hire place which didn't open until 7ish, then headed south and breakfasted in Hamilton, saw bored but very cute kiwis (somehow I hadn't really believed they existed) in the nocturnal house at Otorohanga, thousands of glow worms from the boat on the underground river at Waitomo caves (which were closed last Wed when the river was flowing at roof height) and are now staying on a dairy farm near Pirongia from which I went for a sunset run around some rural roads, admiring the cows. Everything's so green, and there is still a lot of water lying around in any river valley.