Monthly Archives: January 2013

Day 162: A Whale Of A Time

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Tues. 22nd January 2013 Yes, I know that could be the title of our whole trip but today it really was appropriate. We are booked on the 9am whale spotting flight and as we poke our heads out of the …

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Day 161: Yet More Seals

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Mon. 21st January 2013 After much deliberation we decide not to spend a second day in Blenheim to go wine tasting. Although we know it would be enjoyable we decide there are too many other things we want to do. …

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Day 160: On The Wine Trail

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Sun. 20th January 2013 We’ve had lots of suggestions from friends as to things we ought to do whilst in New Zealand (thanks to everyone who has helped) – everyone seems to have good memories of their visit here. One …

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Day 159: Our “Triathlon” Day Three

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Sat. 19th January 2013 After the cycling two days ago and the water leg (rafting) yesterday, today we are on foot. The Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle water taxi service runs four times a day in the summer along the coast …

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Day 158: With And Without A Paddle

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Fri. 18th January 2013 Motueka is the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. The park, like the Tasman Sea and Tasmania is named after the eponymous Dutch navigator – another gap in my knowledge filled. Kayaking and walking are …

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Day 157 :Whine Or Beer

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Thur. 17th January 2013 The early sunshine soon disappeared behind clouds so we settled in to utilise our 24hours of internet and Skype the boys. We do feel for Steve stuck in the middle of exams in cold Southampton, and …

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Day 156: On The Road Again

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Wed. 16th January 2013 Some people might say that it is a sign that not much happened today if I have to lead with a two day old photo (that Janet had initially rejected) of Kiwis spelling out the bad …

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Day 155: Up, Up And Away

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Tues. 15th January 2013 As we head to the kitchen to wash up our breakfast dishes we hear the sound of a helicopter overhead. Yes! We both say, as we are hopeful that finally we will get our helicopter trip. …

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Day 154: Wishful Thinking

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Mon. 14th January 2013 I generally try to avoid wishful thinking – even, or perhaps especially, when it comes to the prospects for Leeds United. I prefer for my surprises to be on the up side. However, today (and for …

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Day 153: When It Rains…….

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Sun. 13th January 2013 As it is Sunday and we do not have a busy day ahead we had hoped for a leisurely start to the day but the weather put pay to that with thunder rumbling – echoing & …

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