Category Archives: New Zealand 2016

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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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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Out and about by boat on the Tasman Sea

The Adventurers took to the water today, the first time since they’ve been in New Zealand. They took a small chartered boat and headed north along the coast, passing through the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. First stop was Onetahuti (they … Continue reading

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Great coastal trek to Apple Tree Bay in Abel Tasman National Park

What a great normal day (if not for one big jolt!). That didn’t deter the Adventurers from setting off on a great hike in Abel Tasman National Park. At the trailhead they encountered three young women who took their photo. … Continue reading

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Once again enjoying the New Zealand countryside on almost stable ground

Reports coming from New Zealand seismologists are now saying that six different faults ruptured in Monday’s earthquake which has been upgraded to 7.8 on the Richter scale (which means it was twice a big a a 7.5). The earthquake started … Continue reading

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