I am seeking passage by sea from Hawaii to New Zealand, preferably as crew and/or cook aboard a sailboat, but almost any vessel will do.
Upon arrival in Auckland, I’ll be eager to meet students and faculty at University of Auckland, and perhaps stay in a campus dorm while school’s out for summer. I also want to check out waste, water and other resource management programs throughout the country.
I plan to use WWOOF, Servas and Couchsurfing while exploring the nooks and crannies of Aotearoa by land and sea. Besides intentional communities and resource management programs, I am also very interested in New Zealand’s maritime culture. What are the chances I can land a boat-building apprenticeship? Last but not least, Fjordland and other parks and conservation areas are high on my walkabout list.
As with Hawaii, I have long been intrigued with New Zealand and its physical and cultural landscape. Thus, I will be hunting careers, courses of study and other adventures during a stay to span several lunar laps — maybe even years, but after I complete the rest of my RTW journey.