Day 4: Rest Day
awake at 3 am (again!). Still it's only the 1st day and we haven't
started to get going yet.
Met Sophie and Martin
last night, the two directors, and also Pippa who will be directing/filming
us when we have the evening meals. Didn't get to talk to Martin
much but Pippa and Sophie seem very open and friendly.
Kathy pops round to
plug in her mobile phone into one of my adaptors. Go off and walk up the
Glacier Road with her to check it out. This is nice and helps to make
me feel more at home as we chat about things. Meet up with a lot of the
group for lunch and some decide to go off kayaking while others horse
riding. I chose the latter .
Horse riding was really
great! Pippa, Kate and I took the horses out with a guide and we slowly
ambled along against a backdrop of golden-lit, green vegetation on the
slopes of gorgeous mountains, their snow-covered peaks glistening in the
bright winter sunshine. This has now lifted my blues completely and I
feel very excited and happy to be here.
Phone Sarah in the
morning and it was lovely to hear her voice. This lifted my spirits a
lot, but it did remind me I was on the other side of the world.
In the evening we
all meet up for a chat about the days to come. With some wine and crisps
we talk about the filming days and the format for the evening filming
where we have a Maori chief called Ricky to cook for us.
What a day!!