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Having A Bit Of A Blogging Break

It's always tricky adjusting to life after being in another hemisphere. We're catching up with family & friends and not...
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What Is It Like Being Back On The Boat?

Having been back onboard our narrowboat now for almost two weeks, we're able to reflect on how it feels after...
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Joining The Dots In Arthurs Pass

Having travelled eastwards from the west coast to Arthur's Pass Village in February, we subsequently journeyed westwards with friends in...
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Settling Back In Blighty On Board NB Areandare

Leaving Gisborne on Sunday 1st August, we flew back to the UK on Thursday 5th August. It's an interesting time...
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Re-Visiting Christchurch and Banks Peninsula

From the 7th to 21st May, we hung around Christchurch with Jamie and visited a number of nearby attractions.
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Sights And Delights From Lake Wakitipu to Christchurch

At the end of April we headed to Lake Tekapo, expecting to be blown away by its beauty. Did it...
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Mount Cook Village, Tasman Glacier And Back To Lake Pukaki

After our incredible experience on the Hooker Valley Walk, we explored Mount Cook Village and the Tasman Glacier. How would...
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Magnificent Mount Cook

Out of all the adventures and experiences we had in our five months on the South Island, Mount Cook won...
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Dams Lakes and Cliffs Waiting For A Mount Cook Weather Window

Waiting for a clear weather window to visit Mount Cook in April, we visited the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme, Lake...
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Visiting A Vanished World

Our itinerary often alters due to fascinating things we find along the way. Oamaru, Duntroon & The Vanished World were...
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In Awe Of Yellow Eyed Penguins And Moeraki Boulders

Sharing photographs, videos and stories of our precious time in April 2021 with yellow-eyed penguins and the marvellous Moeraki boulders.
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A Superb Few Days Around St Bathans

After leaving Dunedin, we travelled slowly west and north to visit St Bathans. There were was so much to see...
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Adorable Dunedin Buildings People Albatrosses and Penguins

We're not all that comfortable in big cities, but Dunedin managed to impress us regardless. Mostly the outstanding Otago Peninsula.
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Entranced By The Catlins Heritage Trail

Having planned only two blogs about our adventures in the Catlins, we realised there's so much amazingness three are needed...
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Continuing Our Catlins Adventures

The second of three posts sharing our April 2021 experiences in the stunning Catlins in the SE corner of NZ's...
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