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Abel Tasman: Mapping the Southern Lands by Maria Gill & illus. by Marco Ivancic : Sail the seas in this new picture book about Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman; Mapping the Southern Lands

By Maria Gill

Illustrated by Marco Ivancic

ISBN 9781775435099

Scholastic NZ

More than 300 years ago, a young Dutch sailor named Abel Tasman stood on the prow of a ship he and his crew had sailed across wild, uncharted waters. 312 more words

Primary School



On my 26th birthday, I flew from Melbourne at 13.10 and arrived in Christchurch by 19.40.

When I arrived at the hostel, Tash gave me a big hug the and presented me with a lovingly cooked dish of pasta (slightly branching out from our signature spag bol). 634 more words


Abel Tasman

Malboroughsta matka jatkui kohti Abel Tasmanin luonnonpuistoa. Abel Tasmanista löytyy todella suosittu usean päivän vaellus, jossa yöpyminen hoidetaan joko teltassa, tai luonnonpuistosta löytyvissä erämajoissa. Päätimme kävellä tästä vaelluksesta 26 kilometrin pätkän ottamalla vesitaksin reitin puoliväliin ja kävelemällä sieltä takaisin alkuun. 60 more words


The long drive up the west coast to Abel Tasman

The good thing about having a seperate sleeping comparment above the drivers cabin of the motorhome is the tiny little window right beside your pillow, allowing me to have this view when waking up this morning! 494 more words

Devil's Island

Golden Princess

Seven of us are off on a short cruise next week to Tasmania, a place that neither Maureen or I have visited. The cruise is just a week, and for us it is a taste of the Apple Isle, which might convince us to return later for a driving holiday. 488 more words


Rā 284 Rāmere 13 o Whiringa-ā-nuku

A mad dash from Ulearn to the airport. Off to Nelson then Marahau for the Abel Tasman Classic. Time for a wee walk to suss out the start and finish line. 7 more words


North Sea

This blog post marks the end of my second stint of cycling in Europe, this time through the UK and Ireland. Unfortunately I missed out on the western and northern parts of Ireland, but the island proved to be larger than I thought and, moreover, I was running out of Summer. 309 more words