The Kiwi Ballycumber photo album

Registered by winglytteltonwitchwing of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 11/10/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, November 10, 2005
My plan is to travel New Zealand and photograph this beautiful country.

Journal Entry 2 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Braddon Street in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, November 10, 2005

Released 14 yrs ago (11/10/2005 UTC) at Braddon Street in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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About leave on my travels

Journal Entry 3 by boreal from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
I met the very handsome Kiwi Ballycumber in Dunedin yesterday, we had coffee with him in the afternoon at the Ra Bar and then in the evening we shared a delicious Chinese meal. I will look forward to following his travels.
PS If this journal entry is out of sequence LW, I can delete it (I think) and re-do it later.

Journal Entry 4 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
I sat in the back of the witch's car all settled in nicely for the journey.Next thing I am hung on this gate having my photo taken.Don't you just love the view of the mountains.

Journal Entry 5 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Sitting on the fence and just out of sight is the police car with it's flashing lights.And NO it wasn't us.

Journal Entry 6 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Do you like the salmon I caught,should have seen the one that got away,it was huge.They breed them big in the Rakaia river.

Journal Entry 7 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Did a bit of sight-seeing,this is the gate leading to an historic church at Barrhill

Journal Entry 8 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
This is a two horse grader I am driving,seem to have lost the horses somewhere.This was near the church at Barrhill.

Journal Entry 9 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Relaxing in a tussock bush at Mt Hutt Station

Journal Entry 10 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Waiting for a jetboat ride which I was very keen to do,but the witch and the cat got a bit impatient and we left before I got my ride.

Journal Entry 11 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Went for a walk with my two companions,they went everywhere with me.

Journal Entry 12 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Looking down onto the Rakaia river and the jetboat I wanted to have a ride in.

Journal Entry 13 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
See the size of these birds I met,biggest chickens I have ever seen.They were very friendly,introduced themselves as Moa.Stayed a while chatting,mentioned being extinct,looked very lively to me.

Journal Entry 14 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Stopped to pay our respect to the fallen soldiers and to remember our own family members who were involved.

Journal Entry 15 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Met so many friendly people in this country town

Journal Entry 16 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
I was left sitting here while the witch and cat got all excited and went inside the building.

Journal Entry 17 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
About time we stopped for lunch,it was a very hot day and I was very thirsty.My travelling companions are very strange at times,the witch bought a witch and the cat bought a cat.The Riverside Cafe in Geraldine was very busy,we shared the wedges and sour cream as it was a huge basket full.

Journal Entry 18 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Stopped in Fairlie for an ice-cream and met a man and his dog.

Journal Entry 19 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
We stopped while travelling thro' Burkes Pass to look at the Southern Alps.

Journal Entry 20 by rarsberry from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
I had the pleasure of meeting this darling little fella while he was here in Dunedin, visiting with FutureCat and lyttletonwtich.
He was there at the domino release at the railway station, and then we showed him some sites of Dunedin, going down to Port Chalmers, where he was able to see a large boat going out to sea.
I look forward to seeing all the photos of his trip. :o)

Journal Entry 21 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Sheltering from the Nor-west amongst the lupins on Burkes Pass

Journal Entry 22 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Meet another dog,this one is at Tekapo.Travelling with my friend Terry Brooks.

Journal Entry 23 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Do you like the view,decided not to go swimming as it was a little bit choppy on the lake.

Journal Entry 24 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
The witch loved the colour here,purple is one of her favourite colours.At least I was nice and sheltered sitting here amongst the lupins.

Journal Entry 25 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
There were people everywhere at this church at Lake Tekapo,a beautiful serene spot.

Journal Entry 26 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
I think I am actually in Otago here at Omarama,another big fish to meet.

Journal Entry 27 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Still in Omarama and this time it is a sheep I am meeting.

Journal Entry 28 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
This is the highest point of the Lindis Pass,very dry looking countryside.Covered with snow in winter.

Journal Entry 29 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Looking out over Lake Dunstan,still very windy.

Journal Entry 30 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2005
This is Cromwell a fruit growing district and boy do they grew big fruit.

Journal Entry 31 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Relaxing in Topkat's garden in Alexandra on a beautiful spring evening

Journal Entry 32 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Moved to another seat in Topkat's garden so I could chat to a cat.

Journal Entry 33 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Thought I would do a spot of gardening to help Topkat,think I did a pretty good job.

Journal Entry 34 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Thought I would surf the internet

Journal Entry 35 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Listening to Jim on Shropshire radio

Journal Entry 36 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
The witch and the cat went out for a while and I was left to amuse myself.Found a good book to read all about Mt Everest.The witch's TBR pile is resembles Mt Everest.

Journal Entry 37 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Boy was I p***ed off with the witch and the cat,pouring with rain and they leave me on this fence with all these shoes.I didn't mind moa's,fish,cows and sheep but shoes,they have no conversation.

Journal Entry 38 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Visited a little place called Hyde,still raining.

Journal Entry 39 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
This is a memorial to the Hyde Railway disaster of 1943.I have a friend who lost family members in this disaster.

Journal Entry 40 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
What is it with these people? I have travelled all this way to visit and look at them they are sitting there texting each other.

Journal Entry 41 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Great meal,pleased we booked a table as it was very busy and they were turning away people.

Journal Entry 42 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
It is Sunday morning thought I would have a sleep in,but NO the witch and the cat have other plans.

Journal Entry 43 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Left some books at the backpackers,great variety of books here.

Journal Entry 44 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Wanted to chat with the penguin but he was a bit stand-offish

Journal Entry 45 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Needed some fresh air so came out onto the balcony for a while

Journal Entry 46 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Got a bit cold out on the balcony so a quiet sit by the fire to warm me up before we go out for breakfast.

Journal Entry 47 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Just remembered I needed to call a friend,catch up with you later.

Journal Entry 48 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Checked the kitchen out but will go out for breakfast.

Journal Entry 49 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Could just see the church spire from the kitchen window.

Journal Entry 50 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Wanted to sent a couple of messages,won't be long.

Journal Entry 51 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Anyone for a game?

Journal Entry 52 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Quick visit with Robbie Burns

Journal Entry 53 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Went for a wander along the waterfront,still very wet so I sheltered in a tree.

Journal Entry 54 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Thought I would pop down to the railway station

Journal Entry 55 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Heh!do you like the matching accessory

Journal Entry 56 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
This weekend was the start of an exciting journey

Journal Entry 57 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
This place is awesome

Journal Entry 58 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
The mosaic floor in this place is fantastic

Journal Entry 59 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
Lytteltonwitch is sooooooooo clever,do you like what she did with these books.She practised for ages to get it right.

Journal Entry 60 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 14, 2005
The witch did her domino thing with the books and then she just walked away and left them there.

Journal Entry 61 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, November 24, 2005
The witch is blaming me for this love letter from the police.Wasn't me driving.

Journal Entry 62 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, November 26, 2005
The witch took me out today for a picnic,thought it was going to rain but it was sunny.Managed to get a bit sun burnt.Met some new bookcrossers today.

Journal Entry 63 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, November 26, 2005
Plenty of food and drink just the kind of picnic I enjoy,some people were a bit mean with the chocolate.Finally managed to discover where they were hiding it.

Journal Entry 64 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, November 26, 2005
Relaxing in the sun,thought I would work on the tan to be nice and brown for summer.These quacking creatures tried nibbling my feet.

Journal Entry 65 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, November 26, 2005
The kitten's mum was kind enough to share some of her food with me.Everyone was very friendly to me.

Journal Entry 66 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, November 26, 2005
What good be better than relaxing in the sun enjoying good food,drink and conversation.

Journal Entry 67 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, November 26, 2005
This historic building is called Dean's Cottage and it was built by two brothers John and William Dean.Both brothers died young and John's widow and her son lived there until she moved into the larger house which is now called Riccarton House.

Journal Entry 68 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
I have to share a house with this creature,scary

Journal Entry 69 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
Went for a drive around the Port Hills,I am on a rock near Sugarloaf and overlooking Lyttelton Harbour.That is Governor's Bay you can see.

Journal Entry 70 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
We drove a little bit further around the hills and stopped to look at the view and the witch hang me from a fence,she likes to do that for some reason.

Journal Entry 71 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
We stopped at the top of the Bridle Path and that is Lyttelton Harbour in the background.This is where the settlers from the first four ships walked to get from Lyttelton to Christchurch.Can you imagine doing it with all those heavy clothes they wore back then.The witch did the 150th anniversary walk a few years ago,she said it was a very hot day as it was 16th December.

Journal Entry 72 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
The witch left a book behind in this little shelter which is at the top of the Bridle Path,it is dedicated to the women of the first settlers.There was a tourist sitting in the shelter (raining) don't know what he thought of the book being left behnd.

Journal Entry 73 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
Our next stop was overlooking Lyttelton from the top of the Major Hornbrook track.Major Hornbrook supplied grog to travellers in the Port Hills area.The was a wedding party having photos done with the view of Christchurch in their background.Felt sorry for them as it was raining.

Journal Entry 74 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
Another view overlooking Lyttelton Harbour,think the witch could be a bit obsessed about the place.

Journal Entry 75 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
Yes it is another view of Lyttelton with Diamond Harbour in the background.

Journal Entry 76 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
This time I am at the top of Evans Pass looking out to the heads.

Journal Entry 77 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
Still at the top of Evans Pass and that is Purau,Diamond Harbour and Ripa Island in the background.Ripa Island has an interesting history,starting from the Maoris to present day.Von Luckner was a prisoner on the island during WW1 and the island has disappearing guns.
http://www.blackcat.co.nz/ripapaisland.asp

Journal Entry 78 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
We drove thro' Lyttelton but didn't stop,I demanded to stop at Cass Bay and I had fun.It was a great playground and this duck was my favourite.

Journal Entry 79 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
Still having fun on the duck,you get a great view of Quail Island and the boats moored in Cass Bay.

Journal Entry 80 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
We stopped on the way to Governor's Bay and this is the view towards Lyttelton

Journal Entry 81 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
Still at the same stopping place but this time looking towards Governor's Bay

Journal Entry 82 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
We are at a place called Allandale which is just past Governor's Bay.The witch left a book here and the reason we are travelling around the hills is looking out at the mud flats.Angie is from America and she is couchsurfing at lytteltonwitch's place.To confuse everyone lytteltonwitch actually lives in Christchurch.

Journal Entry 83 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 03, 2005
This was our final stop before going home,I was getting tired so sat down for rest while the witch checked out her geocache here.
http://www.geocaching.com

Journal Entry 84 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 17, 2005
Went to the meet-up on Tuesday 13th Dec met up with an old friend.

Journal Entry 85 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 17, 2005
The witch went out releasing books without telling me or taking me.I would like to have helped as it looks like she had fun.

Journal Entry 86 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 17, 2005
The witch met up with the cats and didn't they have fun

Journal Entry 87 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 17, 2005
Yesterday very early the witch sneaked out while I was still in bed.She biked to the Botanic Gardens and hung books from a tree near the playground.Do you like her new bike?

Journal Entry 88 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 17, 2005
It is so tiring being a world famous mascot,needed a wee nap.

Journal Entry 89 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 17, 2005
I wake up and find the witch has up to her usual tricks.Merry Christmas

Journal Entry 90 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 23, 2005
Christmas party at FutureCat's plenty of food and drink to be had.Must not forget (witch nudging me)good company

Journal Entry 91 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 23, 2005
I am feeling really dizzy,SOME PEOPLE are getting a bit out of control.

Journal Entry 92 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 23, 2005
With my friend non-fiction- he is hiding his face

Journal Entry 93 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 23, 2005
Thought I would have a wee read before we go out on the Special Xmas release project.Would you believe I got told off.You are not allowed to read that book it is THE CHEAT BOOK excuse me! I am at a bookcrossing party and I am not allowed to read a book,what sort of bookcrossers are they.

Journal Entry 94 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 23, 2005
I'm in the book tree overseeing the project.This is so much fun,all the books are in plastic bags (it's raining) and tied up with ribbons.They are all then tied to the tree branches.It looks great.Wish it would stop raining as it is supposed to be summer here in New Zealand.

Journal Entry 95 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 23, 2005
Have added in this photo to show you what the tree looked like.Drove home pass the tree and it looked fantastic.

Journal Entry 96 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 23, 2005
A great night was had by everyone,plenty of food and drink.We played games,talked a lot and then listened to Radio Shropshire.The Cat rang Jim Hawkins and we were live on the radio.It was so exciting.

Journal Entry 97 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 23, 2005
I know she doesn't look much like a witch but it is Christmas.The witch and me posing with meerkitten when we had finished decorating the tree.

Journal Entry 98 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, January 02, 2006
It seems that Kiwi Ballycumber is becoming quite famous in bookcrossing circles these days. Well I think the time has come to reveal his true nature, and tell the *real* story of that trip to Dunedin.

Here's Bally arriving at my house on Show Day, all ready for his big adventure.

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Journal Entry 99 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, January 02, 2006
On the road. Bally and his friend the cheat book were at first happy just to watch the passing scenery through the window.

Journal Entry 100 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, January 02, 2006
But very soon Bally was complaining that he was bored, and wanted Lytteltonwitch to stop the car so he could get out and have a proper look.

It probably should have told us something when we spotted the police car, and Bally suddenly leapt over this fence and ran to hide among the trees.

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