Monthly Archives: November 2016

Crisp late Autumn hike in very green countryside

The Adventurers and The Mag returned to one of their tried and true favorite loops, starting off Los Trancos Road in Portola Valley. It’s a decent pull up hill without being a butt kicker. About 2/3rds from the top, they … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving stroll around the golf course adjoining Baylands

The Adventurers were going to do their regular Baylands loop as a Thanksgiving Day outing, but D suggested they park at the far end near the Athletic Field. That would give him an opportunity to check out progress on the … Continue reading

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So they head home on two November 23rds

Yesterday’s fierce windstorm had subsided some this morning by the time the Adventures walked up the hill to the Azur Lodge for breakfast. They’d soon be headed to Auckland to catch their flight home to San Francisco. (They departed at … Continue reading

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What to do on a trip that’s a bit snake bit?

So, after confirming that their kayak trip that was a go (calling at 7:30 am), the Adventurers headed up to Glenorchy, about 30 twisty miles west of Queensland. Once they got there, their guide met them – and the two … Continue reading

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So here they are in Queenstown – and now what?

After reaching their oasis last night and eating a wonderful roast lamb dinner in their room at Azur Lodge overlooking Lake Wakatipu (which, for the record, is only the third largest lake in New Zealand, which is pretty amazing as … Continue reading

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Second leg of the long drive down the West Coast of New Zealand

So, the Adventurers are again blaming Google Maps, which in the past has been very reliable, with the reality of driving from Franz Joseph to Queenstown, which they’d been advised would take a little over four hours. Not. Yes, they … Continue reading

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First leg of a long drive down the West Coast of New Zealand

The Adventurers knew today would be a long drive – 6 hours according to Google maps -but it was over 8 hours and they pulled into the very nice bed and breakfast near the town of Franz Joseph two tuckered individuals. Luckily … Continue reading

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