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A Quaint Hovel

A trial. A test of kindness and complacency. A righteous restraint when some slime ball enters and bivouacs on a neatly-made bed, dropping bag, jackets, shoes, and books on the ordered covers. 1,099 more words

Dream flights in the Southern Alps

I arrived in late November to a rather frigid New Zealand. The icy winds howled around me as I crossed a snowy mountain pass to meet Chris Streat, to go off to battle headwinds with 5-20kt ground speeds – in a sailplane! 3,058 more words

Wonderful Wanaka

The one-and-a-half-hour-drive from Queenstown to Wanaka will leave you awe-inspired, as you wind your way through valleys surrounded by rolling mountains and vast fields like Cardrona and Treble Cone that in winter are blanketed in snow and brimming with skiing enthusiasts. 332 more words


Relaxing, swimming and a mocha

Lying in the sun on the edge of lake Wanaka, relaxing after the days of walks.
Swimming in lake Wanaka.
The lovely mocha. Great coffee, lots of chocolate.

Glacier, glacier, sheep

Rob Roy Glacier. Simply amazing. Well worth the walk up.
Seeing two big chunks of ice/snow fall off the glacier and tumble down the mountain, shattering into pieces. 8 more words

Glaciers & puzzles

We are currently in the town of Dunedin, on the east coast of the south island of NZ. A couple of days ago we drove from Franz Josef on the west coast, through Wanaka, and into Dunedin. 953 more words

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Chilly Wanaka to sunny Queenstown

Without digressing too much from the point of this blog – my cycle tour – I thought I’d update on today’s activities.

Wanaka is a lovely small town on the edge of a beautiful lake. 203 more words

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