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Travel Day

So long, New Zealand; hello, Australia

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND — Time had slipped away, and we felt we shortchanged Christchurch. Continue reading “So long, New Zealand; hello, Australia”

Out of the city and into the storm

WAITANGI, NEW ZEALAND — We decided to leave Auckland a day early. We told our hostess that we didn’t need the the extra day in Auckland we thought we’d need to recover from jet lag, which was true, and that we were eager to start exploring the Bay of Islands, which also was true. Continue reading “Out of the city and into the storm”

Kia ora, Aotearoa

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND — Today’s the day we left the United States. We gave our shoes and boots a final cleaning and then caught our 7 a.m. shuttle to the Honolulu airport. Continue reading “Kia ora, Aotearoa”

And … we’re off

We felt a mix of exhaustion, anticipation and sadness when our cab picked us up at 5 am this morning to take us to the airport, and we said goodbye to our house for the last time.

Continue reading “And … we’re off”

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