Jamie and Sophie's Adventure

Jamie Longmore and Sophie Jones travel the world

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Broken Hand

Well the snowboarding at Mt Hutt resulted in my left little finger pointing at a right angle to my hand. The first day was fine, apart from having a sore bum due to snowboarding being extrememly hard for beginners, the second day however has messed up the rest of my trip. It was the first time I went down the slope on that morning when I fell and noticed something was odd about my glove. I felt sick when I saw the damage and was put on laughing gas, given 4 painkillers and a codine tablet before being driven an hour back to Methven where we were staying for an X-ray at the doctors.
After several local anaesthetics the Doctor tried to reset my finger, it's not perfect but it's a lot better looking than it was. I have a splint that I have to wear for several weeks and I can't get wet. It makes everything, especially showering, very difficult. Thankfully I have Sophie who has been great as a fulltime carer. I will have another X-ray soon and see how it is coming along.
It has meant that I couldn't go dolphin swimming which I was really looking forward to, I was thinking of skydiving again here in Taupo as it's really cheap and amazing. There are quite a lot of other things coming up that I was particularly looking forward to but can no longer do including zorbing, sandboarding, horse riding, caving and more.
It is very depressing and has made me quite sad but I am jut glad that I have managed to do most of the things I wanted to like bungy, a skydive, etc. I am praying now that I will be able to use the finger when it's healed, unlike the last one I broke.
Other than that we haven't done too much, had a few nights out, come to the north island, watched Shrek 3 on the ferry, seen The Simpsons Movie tonight and had a few decent curries.
Tomorrow we are doing "East As" which is meant to be a great trip with Kiwi Experience. We will be some of the first people in the world to see the new day as we are almost as far east as possible. It's a 4 day trip and not sure if I will be able to get online or not. The weather in the north island isn't as good as down south but at least it's better than in England...
4 weeks today...


  • At 5:02 AM, Dad said…

    Cheer up, you've done more than most people do in a lifetime as it is, you've still got your whole life ahead of you to do all the other things you wanted to do. Enjoy the rest of your adventure.x

  • At 8:45 AM, Mal and Sim said…

    My god. I'm glad you're leaving the Southern continents soon, I don't think you would survive much longer there!
    Hey let us know how the zorbing in Rotorua is. I wanted to go but it was kinda expensive. If you arent in Rotorua yet, stay at the green something or other. Its on the Lonely planet and its GREAT. Also in Taupo, the Rainbow something or other is spectacular. Hostel prices, but its actully an old converted hotel so you get individual rooms. Also the mineral baths at the pool just out of town in Taupo are GREAT. Also check the weather forecast. Skydiving is off more often than its on and you may prefer to stay at say Mt Ruapehu if the whether aint looking good. Could tell you loads about the trip between Wellington and Auckland. We had some help from locals so if you need any advice send us an email. See you in LA!


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