12 April 2011

Holiday with Extra Baggage

I was laughing all the way to New Zealand and back. Except when I had to walk miles down to a cove, the bottom of the path had been torn off my a tornado, and I had to lower myself down some muddy cliffs hanging on to a piece of rope.   

Important fact: When taking boat trips, and you usually don't get seasick, you are likely to get seasick when pregnant. When approaching this "world famous hole in the rock" on the boat, I had just eaten a Kit Kat and also had a ginger beer.

By the time the (insane) person steering the boat approached the world famous hole in the rock and drove us right through it, the Kit Kat and ginger beer re-emerged unpleasantly.

But dolphins! 

It is not really advisable to fly when pregnant when flying is something you hate doing when not pregnant.
On the way back, I started feeling very nauseous and woozy, and the nice flight attendant put me on some oxygen and told me that "every pregnant woman gets like this" and that "I probably shouldn't travel". I replied: "Actually it was the smell of your plane food that made me feel sick". 
True story. It was the lamb my husband was eating merrily that to me smelled like microwaved feet. It tipped me over the edge. 

Ah it's so nice to be home.


Rash said...

That's "Hole in the Rock" at Paihia, isn't it? My aunt lives there - it's beautiful. I got seasick on the boat cruise too - no pregnancy, I'm just weak!

Leni and Rose said...

Bahaaa, microwaved feet! So funny. Looks like it was a lovely time. Brown Owls tomorrow night?

Tania said...

I suspect microwaved feet would prompt me to come over all vomitous, pregnant or not. Also a tad suspicious over the Kit Kat and ginger beer combo (welcome home!).