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Notes from New Zealand: Final Table

Googling someone is a conundrum for me. It’s one thing to search for interesting nuggets about celebrities and public figures; they’ve made a deal with the devil. 907 more words


Choices and Decisions!

Where shall we live? Do we want to live near Blenheim or Nelson? Rural or in a town? How long will it take to drive to work? 768 more words


Abel Tasman and Nelson

This past weekend was an extended holiday weekend– we had Monday classes off for the Queen’s birthday! Any excuse to travel is a good one, so my friend Emma, some kayak friends (her flatmates too!) and I took off to Nelson on Friday morning. 404 more words


The Discovery of Bass Strait

On my last post, about the geological history of Bass Strait, Meeks lamented why this history was not taught to us in school. I had History Lessons from Grade 3 onwards, and always loved the subject. 1,767 more words

The Abel Tasman

Think you need to go to Bali to kayak through turquoise seas? Think Fiji is the best place to find yourself on an uninhabited island? Think that Australia is the only place in Oceania with beautiful golden beaches? 329 more words


Adventures of the American Kiwis, Part Deux

Abel Tasman was the first European man to discover New Zealand, or the “Land of the Long White Cloud” as it is known by the indigenous Maori. 795 more words


Day 11 - Abel Tasman National Park

{A little delayed posting – it’s been a busy few days of travelling and limited wifi, but here’s is what we have been up to the last few days} 521 more words