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 21st June and the shortest day of the year.  Its wet and cold in Auckland and work on Truce has declined to a snail’s pace.  My casual job at Burnsco, travel for Marine Consultancy work and the short daylight hours all conspire to keep me off the boat for days at a time. 368 more words

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Rakiura Track, Day 3: North Arm Hut to Oban

We are among the last to leave the hut this morning. We bid farewell to the six ladies we met on Day One and the family of nine we hung out with yesterday as they take off from the hut. 463 more words

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Rakiura Track, Day 2: Port William Hut to North Arm Hut

The day starts early in the huts. We are sleeping twelve to a room, four to a platform, all lined up like little sardines in our sleeping bags. 1,002 more words

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Stewart Island - New Zealand's Third Island

Our visit to Stewart Island (New Zealand’s third-largest island, just south of the South Island) was one of the highlights of our road trip around the country. 485 more words

Rakiura Track, Day 1: Oban to Port William Hut

We wake up in Invercargill at 5:30 am to finish packing and eat a quick breakfast. Our ferry out of Bluff isn’t until 9:30, but we are hoping we can squeeze in a little time to photograph the tui birds that are hanging out at the B&B’s feeders. 925 more words

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Something that many people don‘t include in their New Zealand trip is a visit to Stewart Island (Rakiura). After we have done it, I can only recommend it! 1,190 more words

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