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It’s now been four months that I’ve been in New Zealand. The time has flown by so quickly the last two months. I have meet (and work with) some amazing people from all over the world. 361 more words

A Farm Stay

When Luca was traveling to New Zealand, he sat next to a New Zealander named Braydon on his flight. Braydon and him hit it off instantly and Braydon invited Luca and I to stay with him and his family during our travels. 587 more words

The Rimutaka Rail Trail..not just any rail trail

  1. The guide we have to New Zealand rates this ride at a strong 4 out of 4. There was a short single track in and then you climb up one of the steeper inclines a rail trail has been known to climb – using Fell Locomotives to cling to the rail as they ascend…pretty cool stuff for some budding engineers….It took us all day to wind up, over and around some cool off shoots hiding heaps of bee hives (these kiwis love their honey)!
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Weird Ash Wednesday

Tasmen Bay high tide

Tasmen Bay

We had made a command decision before we left that Lent wouldn’t begin until we get home. It still felt a little weird to be somewhere where no one paid any attention to the day, and no one had ashes on their head. 164 more words

Waitomo Caves

Drawing in the caves was difficult. First, our tour was only 45 minutes, so we were moving around a lot and I didn’t have time to sit and observe. 123 more words

New Zealand

Flower Power Naping

I was wondering through my garden the other day and I happened upon  Bombus terrestris also known as Two banded/buff tail Bumble bee taking a nap on this flower, not even bothered at all by the buzzing of other bees going about their business, was there for quite awhile totally relaxed, I felt quite privileged to have witnessed this I Just love bees.