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Tue 11-May 04	Dublin

Today I moved out of the Little Ship Street apartment in Christchurch, Dublin, and stayed a couple of nights with a cousin before finally leaving Ireland on Thursday for his return trip to New Zealand.

With no where else that makes any more sense, I will put a little song here - Leo Burdock's Fish and Chip Shop was about 50m from our apartment and so was our local chipper while we lived in Dublin 8!

Photo from  http://www.fantasyjackpalance.com

In the year 9 hundred and 88 as everyone should know
The Vikings came to Dublin, cos they'd nowhere else to go.
They landed down on wood quay where they all jumped off their ships,
And legged it up to Burdocks for a little bag of chips!

 
Thu 13-May 04	Dublin - London  

Exactly 1 year and 3 months after arriving at Dublin Airport, I (Jason) left by the back door (Dublin Port).  I travelled via ferry to Holyhead (Wales), then by an overnight train to London and eventually to Heathrow airport for the long flight back to New Zealand.  A bit Mickey-mouse I know, but it was cheaper by 1000's of Euro compared to flying directly from Dublin (and I had too much luggage for the cheap Dublin to London flights)!

Fri 14-May 04	London - Wellington, New Zealand  

I flew from London to Wellington, via LA (2 hour stopover) and Auckland.  Some amazing views of Greenland, Baffin Island and Hudson Bay on the London/LA flight.

View of West Coast of Greenland from London - LA flight

Greenland

View of Canada

Sun 16-May 04	Wellington, New Zealand  

I finally arrived in Wellington, New Zealand (after a brief stop at Auckland airport).  The OE is over  :-(

Gollum, at Wellington Airport




June 2004
Wed 02-Jun 04	Wellington, New Zealand    (Jason)

I started a two month contract with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) in Wellington today, with the plan being to head back up to the Auckland office after that.


August 2004

Mon 16-Aug 04	Wellington - Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand  
I finished my contract in Wellington on Friday 13th and then drove up to Auckland (Orewa) over the weekend to start my new permanent role in Auckland with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise - effectively the same job I left at the end of January 2003!


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