CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND — Time had slipped away, and we felt we shortchanged Christchurch. Continue reading “So long, New Zealand; hello, Australia”
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND — We woke up at 8am this morning to a gently swaying house. Continue reading “Earthquake and a dinner party”
AKAROA, NEW ZEALAND — We knew we wanted to do a day trip today, but didn’t know where to go. Continue reading “Day sail in a French town”
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND — On our rafting trip, a young backpacker from Munich had dismissed Christchurch as “a construction zone.” And it is, but if you look hard enough, you’ll see a still-lively town underneath the cranes.
FAIRLIE, NEW ZEALAND — Today, we went on our last scheduled activity in New Zealand, a rafting trip down the Rangitata River. Continue reading “Excitement on the Rangitata”
TWIZEL, NEW ZEALAND — The hiking gods must have read our post, because we had a perfect day at Aoraki, a.k.a. Mount Cook National Park. Continue reading “Hiking at the foot of Mount Cook”
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND — Our host Philip was very keen that we see yellow-eyed penguins, and before we left, he made sure we knew where to find them.
INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND — For the third time, we drove the coastal road through the Catlins, this time heading for Nugget Point Lighthouse.
TE ANAU, NEW ZEALAND — As much as the hiking gods have frowned on us, the kayaking gods have smiled on us.