Daisy stared at me from behind the bars of her enclosure, curious, willing me to come closer. Robust and healthy, she looked just like the owls I saw in the wild a few weeks ago. The difference? Daisy can’t fly, can’t hunt, and thus can’t survive in the wild. So she’s here, at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL), a non-profit raptor and owl rescue centre that takes in injured and orphaned birds of prey.
I waited politely, until the food was served to everyone, the introductions were done and the chef had told us exactly what we were about to eat. I even waited until we’d all taken our pictures. And then I lifted the Bao Chicka Bao Bao to my mouth and took a bite. And wow. I knew immediately that I would be dreaming of this food for years to come.
After so many amazing experiences in my year in New Zealand, everybody’s been asking me where I”m going now. While I still have plenty to share about NZ, here’s what’s next in 2015 for Jenny Far Away!