With all this travelling (I don’t want to count planes since mid-November), a screw-up was inevitable at some point. And here I am killing three hours in Auckland airport after missing my flight to Christchurch due to horrible traffic following an accident on the motorway. I’m lucky I managed to rebook it at all – thank you internet and work phone’s relatively cheap international roaming charges – and my travel insurance will cover all but $150, but grrr! Perils of a growing city with only road access to the airport and only one road over the harbour. (Transport planners, take note.)
So much for flying first thing to have a full day with the friend I’m visiting….