Monthly Archives: October 2011

Last year a finalist, this year a…

WINNER, hopefully. *wry grin* It’s that time of year again, time for the SA Blog Awards. Some of you may remember that I was a finalist in the Best Overseas South African Blog category with my Rory in China blog. This year … Continue reading

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Day 21 – Nelson to Abel Tasman National Park

It was an early start with the tour bus collecting us at 7:20am from the hostel but this did give us beautiful views across the bay at sunrise as we made our way towards Kaiteriteri where we caught a water … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Nelson

I awoke to glorious sunshine in Nelson, New Zealand’s sunshine capital. Over the free breakfast in the Paradiso kitchen, Karin and I planned out the day ahead. First up we walked into town to check out the Saturday morning market … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Picton to Nelson

Our bus was only at midday so I got up early to do a hike. After a quick breakfast and brief consultation with the owner I had route planned and I set off. It was a little cloudy but I … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Wellington to Picton

I was up, packed and checked out by 6:50am waiting for the shuttle when at 6:55 the hostel got a call from the Interislander Ferry to say the crossing was delayed until 12:00 as the sea was still very rough … Continue reading

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Day 14, 15, 16 & 17 – Wellington

Day 14 There was bad weather forecast so I decided to stay in Wellington giving myself a chance to see the much talked about Te Papa museum and hoping the weather would have passed by the time I moved on … Continue reading

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Day 13 – National Park to Wellington

The weather the next morning was still overcast so we couldn’t see anything of Mt Ruapehu but we did stop at Tawhai Falls which the Lord of the Rings fans among you might recognise it as Gollum’s pool.

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