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The wild West Coast

We’d seen spectacular scenery, volcanic activity and beautiful beaches on our travels in New Zealand, but we were now entering the ‘Wild West’ – where the stormy Tasman Sea batters the rugged coast, giant glaciers calve through sheer rock and crumbling cliff tops create treacherous roads. 1,008 more words


Day 9 | Mount Aspiring National Park + Wanaka

HIKING. What everyone tells you to do in New Zealand and one of the biggest parts of our trip! I’m so excited to be able to share this post with everyone, finally, after putting it off for half a week (hey, I needed the rest). 559 more words


Two Glaciers, Many Streams & Towering White-Tipped Peaks...

…must mean we’re on the wild southwestern coast of NZ! In this entry you’ll see photos from both Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers, as well as shots from the temperate rain forest to which these glaciers descend at their lowest, warmest level where they’re melting all too rapidly these days, what with holes in the ozone layer and global warming more generally. 214 more words

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Depth in the Blue Pools

One of my favorite photos showing depth is from New Zealand’s Blue Pools.  A short hike from a stopoff near Haast Pass, the Blue Pools are one of the most popular attractions on the drive between Queenstown and Fox Glacier.   53 more words

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Hello Wanaka

After sharing a few of our Queenstown/Arrowtown favorites with Jenny, it was time to continue our journey around the South Island. We drove north to Lake Wanaka. 415 more words


No Place I'd Rather Be

It is now that time of the semester: final exams. Here in New Zealand, the exam period takes place over the span of a month so my tests have been quite spread out allowing some time to be adventurous. 1,156 more words

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