Category Archives: Travel

NZ: Doubtful Sound

Sat 22 Nov: We had arranged to go on a tour including a cruise on Doubtful Sound. This is more difficult to get to than Milford Sound as you can’t drive there. It’s also 3 times longer and 10 times … Continue reading

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NZ: Milford Sound

Fri 21 Nov: Fiordland gets so much rain that they measure it in metres. Typically it gets between 7 and 9 metres per year, so we were expecting a fairly damp day. But our good fortune continued. It started overcast … Continue reading

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NZ: Towards Fiordland

Thu 20 Nov: We headed down to the lakefront to the bar / cafe at the station to see if they did breakfast and got a bit of a surprise. Having seen the steam engines for the Kingston Flyer in … Continue reading

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NZ: Mt. Cook

Wed 19 Nov: The noise of the wind almost blowing the flysheet away meant we didn’t have a great night’s sleep in the tent, and we got up to a cloudier day. After a quick breakfast we headed off on … Continue reading

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NZ: Heading South

Tue 18 Nov: After getting up at some ridiculous hour in the morning and driving to Auckland airport, we found ourselves on a 06:10 flight to Christchurch. It was a bit cloudy over the North Island, but as we got … Continue reading

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NZ: Auckland

Mon 17 Nov: Audkland is known as the City of Sails, and there certainly are a lot of boats. Although we were walking along the waterfront, so perhaps that’s not surprising. There’s quite a lot of reference to the America’s … Continue reading

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NZ: The Poor Knights

Sun 16 Nov: Cousteau rated them among the best 10 divesites in the world. I don’t have his broad experience, but I was pretty impressed with the Poor Knights.  We were diving with Dive! Tutukaka and they wanted us at … Continue reading

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NZ: The Journey

Rather belatedly some blog entries relating to my recent trip to New Zealand with Rita. On Fri 14 November after the traditional last minute panics, I managed to get out of the office and to the Airport Express at 2pm. … Continue reading

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New Zealand

Been a bit quiet recently as I was away in New Zealand for a fortnight.  Anyone who’s been will be able to tell you that it’s a stunningly beautiful country. I had a great time and it was a bit … Continue reading

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