Monthly Archives: March 2011

Resting Up

  Believe it or not even travellers need to kick back and relax sometime. As we eagerly await the arrival of Noah’s nan we’re spending glorious days in Akaroa reading, writing and walking on the beach. It’s also giving us time … Continue reading

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Reflections on Christchurch

Almost all of our time in New Zealand has been spent under the dark shadow of  Christchurch’s devastating earthquake. We were leaving Auckland when I heard the first radio announcement and for at least the first hour it was reported … Continue reading

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How does your mail come?

Reported by Noah – If you are one of the 70 residents of the Queen Charlotte Sound you’ll get your post by boat. Today it might have come by me because I went on the Magic Mail run with Postman … Continue reading

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Not so windy in Wellington

Today we cross Cook Strait from Wellington and begin our journey on the South Island. Fortunately, Wellington hasn’t lived up to its reputation as ‘Windy Welly’. It’s been nothing but clear blue skies and bright blue sea.  As the crossing … Continue reading

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Burbs and bubbles from mudpools

Since landing in Auckland almost 3 weeks ago we’ve been heading slowly south towards Wellington. As New Zealand must be the world capital of extreme sports and outdoor activities there has been lots of adventure and new experiences on the … Continue reading

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When learning meets the real thing

Today we joined everyone across New Zealand for 2 minutes to remember those who died in last week’s earthquake in Christchurch. It is particularly poignant as we spend wonderful days together visiting bubbling mudpools, hot water baths, spouting geysers and … Continue reading

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