The situation: getting from Golden Bay (Takaka) to Queenstown by car.
The problem: the main road, Highway 1, was destroyed south of Kaikoura by an earthquake and was still being reconstructed (only to open three weeks later). 256 more words
First day of cycling round Marlborough and we set ourselves up with a banana each and cranberry and coconut toast for breakfast.
Our hosts had kindly lent us their mountain bikes for us to tour Marlborough, tyres pumped and we were off. 501 more words