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Milford Sound cruise

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | Views [1708] | Comments [2]

Chris drove us in the little red sports car along the Milford Sound road from Te Anau to Milford Sound this morning, where we took a cheapo two for one cruise on the sound which was really good. We were being treated to yet more fantastic weather for ... Read more >

Tags: driving, mountains, sightseeing


Fox Glacier walks...

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 30 May 2008 | Views [3079]

This morning I left Franz Joseph a bit later than I'd planned, and got a delayed text from Chris saying he was going to do one of the big, all day walks down there with an early start. I headed down to Fox and was happy to take on several of the smaller ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, running, the great outdoors, walking


Franz Joseph Glacier Hike

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 29 May 2008 | Views [1721]

With slightly stiff legs I walked up to the reservation office for the glacier walk this morning, in plenty of time for the meeting time. Once we were all there we were introduced to our guide and taken through to a room for fitting out with gear for ... Read more >

Tags: glaciers, mountains, the great outdoors, walking


Alex's Knob, an alpine hike!

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | Views [3762] | Comments [1]

Today Chris and I took on a fairly serious hike up a peak near the glacier, called Alex's Knob. It is touted as an eight hour return alpine hike. The west coast was being kinder to us with the weather, and it was clear all day, and nice and fresh with ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, walking


The Tongariro Crossing!!

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 15 May 2008 | Views [4940] | Comments [1]

Today I walked the 18.5km Tongariro crossing, and the extra 2km Tongariro peak walk. I completed it in about 7.5 hours, with lots of stops for photo's, water and food. It is difficult to explain just how good this was! The Tongariro National Park is ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, the great outdoors, walking


Waiotapu Thermals, Rainbow Mountain and on to Taupo!

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 12 May 2008 | Views [2319]

This morning I was off driving to Taupo, which is very central in the north island. On route I stopped in to visit Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. This place kicked the ass off of Te Puia for natural beauty and value for money for a visit. There is lots ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, on the road, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking


Rotorua Skyline Rides

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 10 May 2008 | Views [2196]

Today I drove across to Rotorua in the pouring rain. It did not stop ALL day and night, so I camped, updated my blog from the week I spent with Ringo and chilled watching the second Lord of the Rings film with a nice drop of local red purchased earlier ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, mountains, the great outdoors


Adelaide to Alice... what a week!!

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | Views [2094] | Comments [1]

My tour from Adelaide to Alice springs turned out to be a fantastic week. As I said previously, I couldn't get on a tour before Friday the 18th, which was disappointing as I was bored with Adelaide, but it turned out to be so lucky as the group of people ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, animals, history, mountains, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking


Melbourne to Adelaide

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [6357] | Comments [1]

Yet another stupid-o'clock start and yet another uncomfy Oz Experience bus, but at least this time I had some companions already so it wasn't going to be dull! Our new driver was an older bloke called Bryan, who was a bit more sensible than Andy from ... Read more >

Tags: animals, beaches & sunshine, mountains, on the road, sightseeing, walking


Sydney to Melbourne

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | Views [2026]

At stupid o'clock I was outside the hostel in Sydney waiting for the bus, and not really knowing what to expect from this trip. I was one of the last on the bus and so was sat near the rear, which didn't really matter as all of the seats have minimal ... Read more >

Tags: animals, mountains, on the road, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking


Blue Mountains and drunken Spaniards!!

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | Views [2357] | Comments [4]

The morning didn't go entirely as planned... I was rudely awoken at 5:45am, and quite possibly in the rudest way. Ever. Yet more joys of shared dorms I guess... although this story will be hard to beat! The Spaniard in the bunk above mine hadn't spoken ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, adventures, I should have known better!, mountains, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking


Mount Kinabalu!!

MALAYSIA | Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | Views [6214] | Comments [8]

This weekend I went and did something completely different! I like the outdoors, and am a reasonably sporty person (and not terribly unfit), but for the last couple of years I have been one lazy mofo (hence the big belly and round face you all know and ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, mountains, the great outdoors



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