So after a nice couple of days chilling in the wilderness I get back to the life of a road dwelling musician.
A beautiful drive from Wanaka to Fox Glacier does wonders for my soul and then it’s onto the hard giggin. The show in Fox was frankly a wonderful experience and the locals welcomed my sound. I felt truley relaxed onstage and the performance resonated with that.
Next came Franz Joseph Glacier followed by Greymouth and my west coast run ended in Granity. My stay in Greymouth was literally a few days before the Pike River Miners disaster. Having briefly got to know the town and the locals I can only say my heart goes out to them. A truley sad time for Greymouth and New Zealand.
During my West coast run I also had the major inconveniece of having my Ipod delete all it’s music. Thanks Apple for making a product that is not able to simply carry out the task of playing MP3’s and not deleting them. This is doubbly inconvenient as my Ipod is synched to a laptop that is in London. DAMN!!!! Fortunatly I have some of my music on an External Hard drive that I travel with. Eventually with the help of other people and their computers I managed to get some tunes back on to it.
I drove an epic distance through the mountains from Granity to Christchurch. It was a scolching hot day and at one point I decided to pull over by a beautiful river. The water was freezing but it didn’t deture me from having a swim. Truley refreshing!!! Then I was back on the road.
Next stop is Christchurch – Lets hope for no earthquakes 🙂