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Gallery: Tongariro National Park

Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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15,000 feet!

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | Views [807] | Comments [1]

Hello everyone. I have just re-entered civilization after a wonderful week tramping in the backcountry of Mordor. I have stories to tell but not enough time today but I did want to mention that I went skydiving last week! I stopped in Taupo, which happens ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

The Apple House Farm (Farm #5)

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Views [1504] | Comments [2]

I just spent a lovely 4 days with the MacGregor family, a homeschooling family of 9. The two older girls are married with children. Still at home are Caleb (14), Liam (12), Tilly (7) and the newly adopted Massive (6) and Sincere (4). They live in a beautiful ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Gallery: The Apple House Farm

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Farm #5
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rotorua, OR: I would pay $50 any day for free corn

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [817] | Comments [1]

I am staying at Cactus Jack's hostel in Rotorua, tourist capitol of New Zealand. Also home to the most geothermal activity. Cactus Jack's is set up like an old western town with jail cells as rooms and a hot pool. I have made quite a few friends. They ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Rotorua

Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

$50 free corn
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Gallery: The Enchanted Would

Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Farm #4
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The Enchanted Would (Farm # 4)

Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [649]

My fourth farm stay was too short (4 days) and pleasant. I left wishing that I could stay longer and hope to return, if I do return to the North Island after experiencing the beauty and thrills of the South Island. Before I arrived in New Zealand, I ... Read more >

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Cape Reinga

Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Views [620]

I left Drumgor, my third farm stay, early on a monday morning. My host dropped me off at the trailhead (or should I say track-head) around lunchtime. We walked up some impressive sand dunes and watched as others went sand-boarding down the steep hills.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Drumgor (Farm # 3)

Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [618] | Comments [1]

Ok... so Drumgor was my third farm. A gorgeous olive grove in Kaitaia, the far northland. My host was a couple from Zimbabwe. Jen grew up in Zimbabwe and Murray grew up in Kenya, South Africa, and eventually moved to Zimbabwe. I lived in a bunkhouse ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Gallery: Cape Reinga Tramp

Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Drumgor

Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Farm 3
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Gallery: Kingfisher

Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Farm 2
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Saturday, 2 Feb 2008 | Views [435] | Comments [1]

hello everyone. I just spent a lovely 5 days pulling grass from olive trees. I stayed with a couple from Zimbabwe and have learned a great deal about being white in apartheid south africa, being a policaman in the bush in Zimbabwe, African politics, how ... Read more >

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Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Views [497] | Comments [5]

I have been adding some new words and ideas to my vocabulary and thought I'd share them with you.  heaps: the word used for lots, many, a whole bunch, often, all the time, or very. For example: There are heaps of trees on the south island. Or: I've ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Kingfisher (Farm #2)

Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | Views [1117] | Comments [2]

I just bought a small jar of honey that was made just down the road and from a hive on the farm where I am living. There is great satisfaction in knowing where my food has come from. I was a bit nervous when I realized I'd be going to an egg farm this ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Waybyond (Farm #1)

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | Views [948] | Comments [1]

Hello! It's been awhile. Sorry for my silence. I will now try to summarize my first wwoof experience. Let's see, perhaps I'll use numbers to organize my thoughts. 1. The place. Waybyond is a small farm on the outskirts of Wellsford, which is a small ... Read more >

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Gallery: Waybyond

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Farm #1
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strawberry fields, hokey pokey, and church

Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [923] | Comments [6]

Well, my one regret for the day is that I didn't take any pictures. But sometimes pictures take away from an experience. Or at least that's what I'll keep telling myself. I don't like having regrets when traveling. I will always remember the time I wished ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

rangitoto/motutapu islands

Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Views [432] | Comments [1]

hello everyone! I returned to Auckland today after three days/two nights on Rangitoto/Motutapu islands. It was fun trip. I left Thursday morning after stopping by the DOC office where I picked up a bunch of brochures and my Annual Hut Pass. I took a 25-... Read more >

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