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Last WWOOF/ Final Roadtrip

Saturday, 9 May 2009 | Views [678]

WWOOFing with Liz Liz lives in a 1940s farm house with her daughter Louise (who is rarely home); Shirley Temple, the rabbit; Tosca, the kitten; four chickens; and our favorite, Lilly the little dog.  Our week at Liz's was entertaining and our workload ... Read more >


Mt. Tongariro = Engagement

Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Views [542]

While most people passing through Whakapapa or National Park stop to do the Tongariro Crossing ("The Best One Day Hike in NZ"), we feel like maybe we got to see a bit more of the park... By turning the crossing into a 2-day hike and sleeping ... Read more >


Gallery: Mt. Tongariro = Engagement

Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: The East Cape

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Back in NZ

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Traveling 'Round the East Cape

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | Views [1616]

After two relaxing nights back in Paraparaumu, we hit the road with few plans, just a direction: north.   In an attempt to continue living cheaply, we made arrangements to try Couchsurfing...  Find a normal-sounding host online, e-mail, show up at their ... Read more >


Kiwis Again

Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | Views [485] | Comments [1]

We've been back in New Zealand for almost two weeks already and time is flying by.  Our flight from SE Asia took us to Christchurch where we nearly fell over backwards as the airport's automatic doors opened and a gust of bitterly cold wind blew past ... Read more >


Christchurch/Goodbye New Zealand (for now)

Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | Views [420]

We've spent five days in Christchurch exploring the city and getting prepared for our SE Asia trip.  It was a nice break from our roadtrip and camping, since we stayed in the same hostel every night (with a bed every night and a shower every morning!!).... Read more >


Gallery: A few days in Christchurch

Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Milford Sound & Kepler Track

Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Wanaka & Queenstown

Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: South

Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Southland and East Coast Roadtrip

Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Views [703]

Dunedin We started the roadtrip in Invercargill the day after what has become known as "My Incident".  Erin drove us to the "Niagra Falls Cafe" where I dropped off the wet suit I had borrowed the day before.  We had a cup of coffee ... Read more >


Gallery: Bad day in Curio Bay

Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Roadtrip

Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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WWOOFing with Dom and Frankie

Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | Views [1712] | Comments [1]

Dom & Frankie These two Londoners took a trip similar to ours about 15 years ago, even spending time in New Zealand as WWOOFers.  They were so taken by the beauty of NZ and the quality of life here that they went home to London, earned some money, ... Read more >


The Kepler Track

Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | Views [487]

Trampers in New Zealand all tell stories about the beautiful Milford Track.  It apparently has the best views - views that are so breathtaking you just won't understand until you've been there...  Well, Pete and I couldn't go there because the best hike ... Read more >


Curio Bay and Porpoise Bay

Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | Views [694] | Comments [1]

Learning to Surf, retiring from Surfing So Erin and I were driving through Southland, New Zealand with no plans.  Erin had read that there was a petrified forest somewhere on the coast so we went to check it out.  We got there around 4PM (at low tide) ... Read more >


New Year in New Zealand

Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | Views [597] | Comments [3]

New Year's Week , Queenstown Written by Peter (edited by Erin) Pulling into Queenstown we drove by motel after motel with signs reading "No Vacancy."  Luckily, being the productive young folk we are, we had already made reservations at ... Read more >


Christmas in New Zealand

Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | Views [489]

Christmas Wanaka On Christmas Eve morning we woke up to sunshine and sandflies at the Kidds Bush campsite just outside of Wanaka.  After a bowl of oatmeal (our camping staple), we drove through a cow pasture, next to the lake, listening to our only ... Read more >


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