As is probably pretty recognisable from the rest of this website I'm definitely adventure over destination holiday. But I guess Tara King suggesting it fairly last minute during a particularly exhausting run of shifts at work and then the fact we did actually know where we were going to go until we rocked up to the travel agent and booked our flights made it feel a lot like an adventure. Especially with my exceptionally poor french... and besides I needed to try just mellowing out for a bit (turns out I was doing prep for lockdown and quarantine later on this year). So I'm pleased to report that I can actually mellow for at least a few days, although it helps if you get me hungover and take me to a particularly remote island!
I added to the sense of adventure by finishing work after midnight on the Friday before we left and deciding that I absolutely had to have a waterproof case for my camera so I could take a photo of a turtle. This being challenging as we were leaving before the shops opened on Monday and I was working all weekend, and besides I couldn't find the one I wanted locally. So can't recommend PhotoGear highly enough for going to extra mile and getting it shipped to the collection point at Auckland International Departures for me to pick up on the way out of the country. Some truly epic organisational skills!
20th-24th January 2020.