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Returning to Wellington - YAY!!!

Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | Views [129]

Drove from Geraldine to Christchurch to catch early afternoon flight back to beautiful Wellington. Very very happy to be back!! Spent the rest of the afternoon organising for the next stage, but also found time to go climbing at the Ferg Wall, reliving ... Read more >

Tags: city


Twizel to Geraldine

Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | Views [280]

Drove from Twizel to Mt Cook. Walked to the Tasman Glacier, saw the lake with floating ice bergs and the 'blue' lakes.  Beautiful hot clear day.  Spectacular Mt Cook. Stopped off in the village.  Stopped off at Lake Pukaki and the ... Read more >

Tags: lakes, mountains, on the road


The Caitlins to Twizel

Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | Views [166]

Woke up in Owaka.  Drove via Balclutha and Milton to Alexandra.  Coffee and cake stop here and very helpful isite.  Onwards to the Lindis Pass via Cromwell.  Held up by the icebreaker merino sheep crossing the road!  ... Read more >

Tags: stargazing


The bottom of New Zealand

Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | Views [197]

Today I left Queenstown in the morning, dropping off Kay at the airport.  A couple of hours later I pulled in to Invercargill.  As it was a nice day I carried on to Bluff until SH1 ran out at Stirling Point.  I drove to the lookout ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, wildlife


Queenstown and Lake Wanaka

Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | Views [154]

Kay and I had a leisurely morning and picked up El Cheapo from the airport, then headed via Cromwell to Wanaka for the afternoon.  We stopped at one of the many fruit farms and picked up a bag of cherries and some juice for the journey. We spent ... Read more >

Tags: lakes


Rendevous in Queenstown

Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | Views [167]

I left Te Anau on the 7.15am bus to Queenstown.  The rest of the morning was spent getting organised and having some breakfast.  I then did a 17k run along the lake Wakitipu out to Frankton and back.  A familiar route, already done ... Read more >

Tags: lakes


An unexpected day in Te Anau

Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | Views [192]

Today was a rest day in Te Anau given that the Kepler Track had been cancelled.  I went for a walk along lake Te Anau to the Marina and around the corner, admiring the freshly snow covered mountain tops.   After a coffee and some wifi ... Read more >

Tags: lakes, mountains


Kepler Track closed!

Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | Views [182]

This morning we woke up after a very cold night at Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track, to a thick layer of snow outside, around 20cm about the hut according to the DOC ranger.  After breakfast he came to do his weather report, which was for snow, ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains


The Kepler Track

Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | Views [184]

9.30am - bus to the control gates to start the Kepler Track.  An hour in to the walk - rain! It was flat for the first hour to Brod Bay.  Then there was a continuous climb up to Mt Luxmore and the Luxmore Hut.  This leg takes 5-6 hours ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains


The Abel Tasman Track

Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | Views [272]

Today I started the Abel Tasman Track, one of the great walks.  The weathe continues to be great. I walked from Marahau to Anchorage which was around 12km. I arrived around lunchtime at the Anchorage hut. After lunch i left the backpack and went ... Read more >

Tags: beach, swimming, walking


The Abel Tasman

Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | Views [267] | Comments [1]

This morning I left early for the bus to Kaiteriteri.  I then joined a half day guided kayak from Kaiteriteri to the Split Apple Rock and back.  The weather was again perfect, really hot and sunny.  We had tea and biscuits on the beach ... Read more >

Tags: beach, kayak


A day in Nelson

Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | Views [182]

Sarah organised a great day for us - we started early with stand up paddle boarding off Takuna beach.  It was a beautiful day, scorching, but the morning was perfect with no wind and flat water.  This was my first time 'sup'ing and I really ... Read more >

Tags: beach, swimming


Havelock and Nelson

Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | Views [257]

This morning I was up a bit earlier as the sun was shining and I was keen to get out for a run.  I decided to run back up the track as it is a really nice wide and easy trail. I did 6km to Davies Bay clearing and back in just over half an hour. ... Read more >


The Marlborough Sounds

Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | Views [255]

I was late to wake this morning as I was expecting my roommate to be up early for the 8am opening of the post shop.  She had a parcel to post further along the track for herself, but she also slept in! Unfortunately a few things got forgotten so ... Read more >

Tags: walking


Leaving Wellington

Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | Views [169]

On Wednesday 7th January I packed up all my things and left Wellington, with a rabies jab still fresh in my arm and far too much luggage.  I set sail on the BlueBridge Ferry to Picton in the Marlborough Sounds, just as the cloud was starting to ... Read more >

 

 

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