So I arrived at Christchurch airport, thinking that I could use the three hours spare I have (at around 4 in the morning), to update this. However it turns out that there is no public wireless at this airport. Dunedin, and even Invercargill airports have the Telecom hotspot things, but here all you can see is encrypted airport management networks, and the occasional other thing which I assume is people with wireless devices around.
Due to watching a few things on the bus trip up, I also need to have the laptop plugged in for an hour and a half until it recharges. It’s probably not going to get all of that, that would take right up until the time I need to go into the boarding lounge, or whatever it is you do within the hour before you get onto a plane. I wouldn’t mind trying to find somewhere to nap for an hour or two, too.
Regards the bus – I took the KnightRider bus up, which times things fairly well for early morning flights. However, an important thing to keep in mind is that it’s bloody uncomfortable. The seats aren’t really designed for sitting in for 7 hours or so, with someone else beside you. I also only discovered at the second-to-last stop that the seats can go backwards. Had I known it earlier, then it would have made my attempts at sleeping a lot more successful. I probably wouldn’t use it again unless I really needed too.
Anyway, that’ll do for now, now I’m going to pay the departure fee thing, and find somewhere else to charge the laptop, hopefully where I can lie down. This also won’t get posted until I’m in a place with wireless or at least ethernet.