Category Archives: New Zealand

Deciding what to wear for the next 433 days – Part 2

What a task! Long before we took our round the world trip, we started to think about what we’d be wearing for 433 days. We started with planning our “core” items: shirts, tops, and pants. (Click for the details.)   Next … Continue reading

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Photo Collections

We’re often drawn to the same subjects when we take photos.  Any time we see a garden, we head straightaway for the flowers.  We’ve taken way too many photos of seashells and rocky beaches.  We suspect we’re not alone here. … Continue reading

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Take a peek at places where we stayed through AirBnB

When we planned our trip – first cross-country in the US and then around the world – we had to stay within our budget, so we relied heavily on AirBnB. We just couldn’t afford hotels every night (except in SE … Continue reading

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Little Ones

Babies and little ones are endearing. Who can resist? The juvenile Australasian gannets charmed us. They sat in their high rocky nests with parents nearby for support. Soon the juveniles will be ready to take off from the cliffs at … Continue reading

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Listen and look – it’s magic!

Our AirBnB hosts, Barbara and Rod, took us on an outing to the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, known for its lovely setting, art, and winery. We whiled away an afternoon with them, enjoying each other’s company, on a perfectly warm … Continue reading

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Road trip seals a friendship

Road trips are best with scenic stops, and Cliff and Ruth knew just where to take us.  We had only met a few days earlier, but they already knew exactly where we’d love to go.  First up on the “Twin … Continue reading

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Agnes is her name

Our Kerikeri hosts, Cliff and Ruth, proposed a cruise on Agnes, their 33’ Logan launch, built recently from an early 20th Century design.  We were pretty excited, never having been on a private boat of Agnes’ size. Joe popped a … Continue reading

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