Latitude and longitude of us now: 37.475,-122.227 (decimals truncated)
Latitude and longitude of Auckland, NZ: -36.847385,174.765735
We'd have to go a fair additional chunk west to get to exactly opposite where we are now, but it's close enough to make a good poetic title. And I feel a little like things are upside down and topsy-turvy - we set up this whole trip basically ourselves, starting from no more than a whim on my part. It feels both weirdly grown up, and like something we'd never ever do. (Not us, not the
We leave tomorrow! We've spent the past week running around, shopping, doing laundry and cleaning, and tonight we pack. We have books to read on the plane (I have Gaiman's Stardust
, Huz has Neverwhere
), snacks, 20 hours or so of audiobooks (not counting the ones I've downloaded for myself), a whole lotta printouts of hotel reservations and flight info and the like. We pack tonight.
I'll be updating mostly through our NexusOne whenever we can get onto a wireless network. Because the NexusOne has the idiotic fault that it can't upload photos to most websites (it's only configured to do so to Picasa, Gmail, twitter, facebook, and maybe one other thing), I'll write text posts here letting people know that there's new photos in my Picasa album. The address for that album is here:http://picasaweb.google.com/ceastmn/NewZealand2010
(The N1 interface seems to be poorly set up for hyperlinking as well, so please just refer back to this post for the album address!)
Those of you following my Buzz will see the pictures as they're uploaded to Picasa, as I've got them linked. I'll post when I can, but I expect wireless access to be sketchy at best in some parts (particularly Paihia and Te Anau).
Anyway. Packing time!