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Bye Car, By Ship, By Train, By Plane

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During our five day stay in Picton, we made plans thinking we would be without a car which did not turn out to be the case. We posted an ad when we got to Rarangi and received only one call … Continue reading


Rarangi Beach Bliss

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With our return to the US only a month away, it is inevitable that our thoughts are more and more focused on wrapping up this adventure and returning to our house in Colorado. At the same time this reality emphasizes … Continue reading


Northland Adventures Part II: Dessert Burgers, The Birdman Festival and Refreshing SCUBA

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When you look on a map the skinny little strip north of Auckland is where we are. Northland may look skinny on the map, but when you zoom in and look at it from behind the windshield it gets much … Continue reading


Favorite Places Show New Faces

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  We were privileged to welcome Paul’s parents, Jack and Janette, for a twelve day visit. After much discussion and lots of planning we sketched out an itinerary to show them some of our favorite places during their brief time … Continue reading


Stewart Island Forecast, May 2016: Rain

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We delayed our departure from the Shed as long as we could to still make it to Bluff before dark. The morning scene was thick with apprehension of the inevitable moment of parting. David came over to the workshop and … Continue reading


A Wooly Good Time At The Shed

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Departing Renwick just after breakfast, we drove south along the east coast under gray skies toward our next destination, the Shed and Breakfast. The journey, we estimated, would take nearly seven hours and we wanted to arrive before dark. We … Continue reading


Yellow Vines and Blue Skies, A Marlborough Autumn

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So both of us will admit up front that before we even arrived here in Renwick, we’d already begun to sense our disappointment. I mean, how could we leave Kaikoura, where we could see and hear the ocean and walk … Continue reading