There's not much going on besides a rather tedious cycle of writing and editing, but we did get out of the city for a day trip to Castle Hill, which is a limestone rock area about an hour-and-a-half's drive west. I can't believe it took us this long to get out there, because it was a really cool place (and also nearly freezing - somewhere around 4 C / 40 F). And since it's winter, there were snow-covered hills and mountains to see on the drive, and we stopped at an accessible patch of snow on the way back to throw some around (several other groups of people were doing the same thing). Snow in June is still such a foreign concept, even after years down here. I'm looking forward to some more free time after the thesis is completed to enjoy more of the beautiful New Zealand scenery.