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A Broken City

USA | Saturday, 8 Sep 2012 | Views [442]

Kia Ora Y'all, I wrote this a few months ago after leaving Christchurch. It was typed but I guess never published so I will do my best to recover my memories and experience of CHCH. After leaving Kaikoura I drove up to Hamner springs to see the ... Read more >

Tags: christchurch, earthqakes


Farewell South Island

USA | Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | Views [520]

Kia Ora,    I am currently sitting in a hut in the shadow of Mt. Ruapehu. It's been almost 3 weeks since I returned to the north island. I stayed in Wellington with some great friends when I got to town. It was the same spot I described my last time in ... Read more >

Tags: new zealnd


The happiest place on earth.

USA | Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | Views [401]

Kia Ora y'all. I have a rather boring week followed by some fun events that I needed to share as soon as possible. Before I can go any further I must say sorry for the misspelling of a few things. If you can find the needed corrections in my last post ... Read more >

Tags: all blacks, haka, hanmer springs, seal pups


Good Sounds

USA | Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 | Views [346]

Howdy and Kia Ora y'all. Its been a while but I have had very little to write about these last few days. That mixed with spotty connections had lead to my delay. Motueka was a nice little town for me to walk around in. I spent the whole day walking along ... Read more >

Tags: nelson, okiwi bay


Photos: South Island

USA | Saturday, 16 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery


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at least it ain't raining.

USA | Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | Views [351] | Comments [1]

I have found one of the only sunny places in New Zealand. It has been snowing and raining all over the south island for the last week but I have been hiding in the golden bay and Nelson area. My last entry was from Karamea, the end of the road on the ... Read more >

Tags: farewell spit, motueka, nelson


End of the road... on the west coast!

USA | Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | Views [518]

Hello everybody! I only have time for a real quick one but I will do my best. I am currently in Karamea in the west coast of the south island. The internet is expensive and slow and there is no cell coverage so I can not do this from my iPad. All that ... Read more >

Tags: karamea, west coast brewery


A much better trail.

USA | Saturday, 26 May 2012 | Views [425]

After the Fox Glacier fun of getting my fuel pump replaced I needed another adventure. There were things to see and do in Fox so I stayed an extra day. I toured a lake that was tucked into the bush and had nice reflections of the snowy peaks. That road ... Read more >

Tags: welcome flats hut


Continued.....

USA | Friday, 18 May 2012 | Views [482]

Cold wet west coast valley was my location. Tramping on a trail to the horseshoe flats hut was tough going and I had doubts about my safety and the sun setting on my adventure before I got to the hut. I pushed on past the creeks and swampy areas with ... Read more >

Tags: fox glacier


Westward and into the sunset.

USA | Friday, 18 May 2012 | Views [447]

Tuesday I drove to the west coast! I picked up a hitched named Hector from brazil. He was a nice smiling dude who lives in Queenstown. He was just outside of Hawea where lots of folks try to thumb a ride. I drove with out stopping because I wanted to ... Read more >


No sleep in Wanaka!

USA | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | Views [347] | Comments [1]

Off to the west coast! The weather in Dunedin finally got nice late Saturday and Sunday. It was such a nice day that I decided to cut my hair short. So no more funny looks upon the shaggy guy, I have a real haircut. Happy mothers day! Saturday night ... Read more >

Tags: west coast


Dunedin Winter

USA | Friday, 11 May 2012 | Views [572]

I am so lucky that I am able to stay in a house sleeping on a pull out bed. It is cold and windy with slight rain or drizzle out. That is not good camping weather but it made me realize that winter is upon me now. Saturday I will go to my first rugby ... Read more >

Tags: otago, the crowd goes wild, tv


iVan woes....

USA | Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | Views [394] | Comments [1]

I have noticed that my readership has dropped steadily for the last few stories. That's my fault, I have not been updating as often and frankly I have been pretty boring. I have been down on my van and that has projected it upon my life. Those things ... Read more >

Tags: backpackers car market, happiness, ivan, music


Dart-Rees and Wanaka

USA | Sunday, 29 Apr 2012 | Views [557]

Again, it has been a while since I put something down. I have a rain day so Ill recap what has been going on with me and maybe talk of the future. I have been pretty down and its been hard to be positive about my trip since I found out that I needed ... Read more >

Tags: cascade saddle, glenorchy, ivan, rees-dart, wanaka


Correction

USA | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | Views [385]

Hey guys I am sorry. I misspelled the name of the trail from the north to the south. I said it was the Te Aroa, it is the Te Araroa. It's the firs of its kind here in New Zealand. This is the first season it has been open and there are only 35 hikers ... Read more >


Tramping in New Zealand

USA | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | Views [278]

Hello everybody. I know it has been a long time but I really had nothing to say or report. I was in Dunedin, it's a cool college town with good museums, but again I stayed too long. I did get to catch some live music that was good. A country sound from ... Read more >

Tags: caples-greenstone, tramping


South bound, then north.

USA | Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | Views [239]

The further south I go the colder the weather gets. I know that is obvious but still strange for me. Invercargill was a good town, with an industrial feel. I had prepared myself to go to Stewart Island for five or so days. I got all my gear packed for ... Read more >

Tags: stewart island


The Southland

USA | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | Views [380] | Comments [1]

Queenstown is an addictive place. I did stick around for a few days having a great time. In fact I spent a whole week wondering around town doing small stuff. My wonderful mother helped me by paying for me to go on a cruise to the Milford Sound. I unfortunately ... Read more >

Tags: invercargill, milford sound, queenstown


A Tale of Two Islands

USA | Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | Views [354]

The north island has been a great place me to play and meet people. It is now time for me to start a new journey in the south island of New Zealand. I spent a week in Auckland with Gabb, biking seeing friends from kiwiburn and I even got to see a live ... Read more >

Tags: queenstown


Auckland and Waiheke

USA | Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | Views [310]

The rain has finally stopped, for now. I contacted a friend that I know through disc golf to let him know I would be in town this weekend. He invited me to stay with him, play in the tourney this weekend on an island off of the Auckland coast, and watch ... Read more >


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