September 29

Yesterday, Lindsay and I decided to explore some of the paths through the hills in Plimmerton (where we live). The track that we walked on has great views of the sea and goes right through private farmland. The rolling hills in the Wellington area look almost like ridges in cloth with the way that the trees cover them.

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Along the way we met a lamb that was outside the fences. It was so friendly that it ran up to us. (We both cowered away from the little baby lamb as though it was going to attack, until we realized it was just greeting us.) It ran after us for a short distance, like a puppy, until it found some particularly delicious grass to distract it. This was probably good because I was unsure whether a lamb following us home would constitute theft or not.

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The track has a few places where we actually had to climb over fences! It was pretty enjoyable. There’s something satisfying about hopping a fence, even when it is allowed.

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In the evening, I spent several hours talking to an American who is staying at the hostel. His name is Kyle and he currently hails from the Denver area. It was great to meet another person who understands and also has the same motivation for traveling!

Side note, Lindsay invited me to roadtrip through the North Island with her, for nearly a month. I handed in my notice at the hostel and we leave in just over two weeks!

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