Tag Archives: New Zealand

Last Day in New Zealand

Our first couple of days in New Zealand were cloudy and rainy. Not cyclone level rain, but enough to soak us to the skin and to cloak the Sky Tower in mist. By the time we made it back to … Continue reading

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Taupo

Today was mostly a travel day as we head back to Auckland for our flight home. Thanks to frequent roadworks along the way, the trip took over five hours, but we still had time for a lovely walk along the … Continue reading

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Windington AKA Windy Wellington

Today we took advantage of the lovely weather to just wander around downtown Wellington. Yesterday’s hike up the mountain and our aching legs had nothing to do with it at all. Honest. We headed down to the waterfront where we … Continue reading

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Buns of Steel Workout #17

I’ve been told gyms have machines that project nature trails during workouts, and that many of those trails are from New Zealand. We’ve been trying to check it out on this trip. Today we took the path to the Te … Continue reading

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The Full New Zealand Experience

Some have commented we’ve had the “full New Zealand experience” … sunny beaches, floods, fingernail biting car trips through the mountains, wine tasting … a cyclone – we even had a bit of an earthquake the other night. But there … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

For the past few days, every time I put a location into Google maps, I’d get this warning… And if you are unfortunate, you’ll get this warning… This example was for a trip from Gisborne to Napier – the one … Continue reading

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Gabrielle

Remember how I said the storm wasn’t going to be a problem? Turns out I spoke a bit too soon. At 7:00 PM the wind was gusting and the rain was teeming down, but the tent was holding up fine … Continue reading

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Camping in a Cyclone

Okay, okay, “glamping” isn’t the same as “camping” and we are only on the edge of the cyclone … but you get my point. We’ve been sitting in the covered space outside the tent all afternoon, reading and enjoying the … Continue reading

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Storm’s a Coming

I’m talking about Cyclone Gabrielle, which is already being felt in Auckland. We are further south in Napier, where the effects are expected to be less, though still significant rain and wind. Nothing to panic about, though we were told … Continue reading

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Gisborne

Today we drove from Whakatane to Gisborne through an amazing mountain gorge – a sheer cliff on one side and a steep drop off on the other. Not stressful at all, right? No pictures though – all eyes were on … Continue reading

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