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11Dec/110

Week 5 North Coast Adventures

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Under the sun we explored the coast line that was first discovered by the explorer Able Tasman. We kayaked with the Orcas, even if we didn’t see them. Crossed through rivers, walked on sun kissed beaches and under a heavy down pour. At the end of the week we returned to Christchurch to sell our car.

4Dec/110

South Island Week 4 West Coast Style

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This week we lived it up west coast style. This amazing part of the country is boarded by the wild Tasman sea and southern Alps. We drove through fog, climbed a glacier, watched the sunset west coast style. We enjoyed the warmth, camping outside and the local west coast beer.

27Nov/110

South Island Week 3 Tramping

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A week spent in Fordland, enjoying some of the best sights I have seen in New Zealand. Waterfalls, Keas and doing lots of hiking. We spent a lot of the week being wet in the amazing Milford Sounds before challenging our bodies and minds on a 3 day 55km sea to 1000m hike, through native bush, across wind swept peaks, wild beaches, dolphins spotting and swing bridge crossing.

20Nov/110

Middle and South East, South Island Week 2

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A few nights in the self named ‘capital of the world’ Queenstown, which was pretty, sunny and we ate good food. Followed by 2 days in Wanka where we went to Mt. Aspiring national park and climbed up to see the glacier and the naughty Kea! Then on to Dunedin the most historical city in New Zealand, home of the Albatross, Yellow eyed penguins and Speight brewery. We wandered through the Caitlin’s and got to enjoy hundreds of waterfalls. Then went to Bluff where the road ends in New Zealand.

13Nov/110

The North of the South Island Week 1

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We started our week in Christchurch, where we saw the destruction that was caused to the Garden City. We enjoyed the city the best we could, it was once an stunning city. Our next stop was Hammer Springs, where we walked in the forest, and went to the hot springs to recover. We then went to Kikoura, where JB ate crayfish, and saw seals. We hiked up Mt. Fyffe, and tasted wine in Blenhiem. At the end of the week we pick up friends and hit the road to Queenstown.

6Nov/110

South Island here we come week 0

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We left our home in Wellington and started living in our car. We crossed over the Cook Straight to the South Island, stayed in Picton and drove down to Christchurch, where we took the plane for Sydney. We stayed in a flash hotel in downtown Sydney near the Rocks. We enjoyed good food, saw whales, went to see Kings of Leon in concert and hung out at Bondi Beach.

1Nov/110

Meet JB our Kiwi

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Meet JB our Kiwi, he was given to me by the employer JBWere, hence his name. Before leaving I promised to take us on the road with us. JB, dressed in his All Black supporter gear is our Mascot on our trip around the South Island. He is happy, quite Kiwi that enjoys good food, sunshine, and chocolate. His mission is to us and you discover is homeland, New Zealand.

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Moving from Auckland to Wellington

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16Feb/110

Week 24 A ‘foodie’ week Auckland

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After spending the first part of the week in bed, getting over my horrible ear infection, I decided to enjoy the end of the week with food. We went to the French markets in Auckland and brought some nice products from France. Then the cooking started, Steak tatar, Brioche…more to come.

9Feb/110

Week 23 Exploring a volcano

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We played with the rubber ducky in the Auckland harbour, had a beer at a cowboy bar. We enjoyed the views from the Auckland harbour and the celebrations for the year of the rabbit. Climbing Rangitoto volcano in the bay of Auckland was the highlight, seeing the wildlife that lives on the volcano and crawling through the lava caves.

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