Mar 262007
My new home in Christchurch

I drove down from Hamner to Christchurch today and yet again have been a lucky bugger in the travel buddies, and accommodation stakes! This time, thanks to Richard whom I met in the Perhentian Islandsin October. He lives on the outskirts edges of Christchurch with a cracking view over a peninsula and beach. I’ll be […]

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Mar 232007

Had a chilled start to the day and then headed down the coastal drive to Kaikoura, taking in a fab stop at a cafe on the coast, and a stop at Ohau Point to watch the seals. There were loads of them and their wee ones chilling on the rocks just 20m from the layby […]

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Mar 222007
B*ggered - first day on the hills in Picton. Mount Richmond Forest Park and Mount Fell

Having booked the dolphins on Saturday, after explaining my trip in the South Island, I asked the girl at the hostel’s reception how to kill a couple of days around Picton. After finding out I wasn’t going to do the Queen Charlotte Track in Malborough Sounds she said ‘Come running with me if you want, […]

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Mar 212007

I crossed the ditch today (otherwise known as the Cook Strait) and landed in Picton. It was blowing a hoolie on the way across, but pretty straightforward and comfy crossing. I landed up at the Sequoia Backpackers here which is a really cool little hostel, although most folk end up in the tele room all […]

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Mar 202007
A day in Wellington

It was another lazy start today, the way it tends to be when I’m staying at someone’s place. I was up at a decent time to get a car parking coupon, but spent quite a while looking up a few things online and trying to get some bearings on where things were in relation to […]

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