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Wealth of History in Ophir, Central Otago

Before I started my second day of cycling on the Otago Central Rail Trail in New Zealand, Nick and I stopped in Ophir. Ancient Ophir was one of Solomon’s ports where rich minerals entered the kingdom. 137 more words


Wanaka weekend

This weekend we headed to Wanaka, it was planned to be an action packed sporting weekend, starting with the Big Ruby swim (3.8km open water) on Saturday, followed my M&M team entry to Sovereign triathlon Wanaka on Sunday. 649 more words

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The Highlands Motorsport Park 'Jurassic Forest Safari'

Growing up in Alexandra it inconceivable that Cromwell might somehow overtake Alex. Alexandra was The Hub. Cromwell was the little place you passed through on the way to the little villages of Queenstown or Wanaka, where you holidayed. 223 more words

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Wineries of Central Otago

On the first day of my Otago Central Rail Trail adventure, Nick, my Off the Rails guide, shared his enthusiasm for the local wines. As we passed through Cromwell he pointed out a really large tree in Cromwell that all the teenagers in town used to “park up” (or “make out” in America).  130 more words

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Having the daughter home

It was wonderful to go down to Dunners to pick up the sick girl. She was supposed to head up to Nelson but was too sick so I braved the traffic and picked her up. 208 more words


One Week Is Way Too Short!

December 6th – 13th

There are two “must do’s” in New Zealand when it comes to backpacking: working in an orchard (preferably kiwi fruit picking) and… 1,996 more words