Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 21 2012

Devil’s Punchbowl and Castle Hill, more Arthur’s Pass

Since that windy day we’ve been enjoying some awesome east coast weather here on the south island. Hot sunny days and cool evenings that have me wishing we could have a campfire; there’s a total ban on them due to the risk of forest fires. With the storm gone we headed back into Arthur’s Pass …

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Jan 19 2012

Arthur’s Pass and East

I’m jumping ahead a little in the trip as my notes from the early part of the second week are still just rough. So I’ll post some about our escape from the cold wet west coast and the delights of hiking and biking in the Cantebury high ground as well as a few other spots. …

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Jan 14 2012

First Week in NZ: Full Report

I’ve been writing this offline in the evenings and now that I have some internet time (we’re parked outside the library in Hokitika) I’ll get a bunch of stuff online. I’ve just put up some photos from the museum in Auckland, here’s a little more about this first week. ———————— Getting there:It’s a long journey, …

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Jan 14 2012

Maori Art

I mentioned that Andrea and I went to the museum in Auckland… here are a few photos I took there. In particular, I’m uploading one at a high enough resolution that you can use it as a background if you like. It’s what’s on my screen now. There are lots of interesting images used by …

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Jan 13 2012

New Zealand, week 1

I haven’t had much time to write and even less internet access so I’ve been slow in getting any updates here. Friends on Facebook have gotten a few photos so I thought I should add some here as well. Stay tuned for more to come!  Our first week consisted of two days in Auckland, a …

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