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Sydney: Part 2

The next trip was a visit to the beach at Manly. Popular with all Sydney-ites, there are non-stop fast ferries straight from Circular Quay, so it tends to be pretty well populated, but we got a fairly good day. Good for surfing, we rented a board and the girls and Alberto got stuck in- and […]

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Australia Day

Off we went off, unsuspecting, to the ferry back to the centre to explore a little more. It was Australia Day. We gave it little thought, having understood the plan was ‘to have a barbecue with friends’ and not much else, until we turned into the bay to the right of Mosman and saw ourselves […]

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Sydney: Part 1

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Last days in New Zealand

Much to our sadness, NZ draws to a close. But not before we enjoy Queenstown – absolute perfection for leaving on a high note. A dawn departure with three zombies in the back from Fiordland got us into Queenstown by 8.30 am and rewarded us with surely some of the most spectacular views of the […]

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Picnic tables of New Zealand

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The eighth wonder of the world

10am checkouts are a pain. But they make you get started. We liked this backpackers. Much nicer than what I remember from my gap year for sure….. breakfast in the shared kitchen, some work and off we went again to Te Anau, marvelling at its perfect lake, en route to Milford Sound. The road takes […]

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Christchurch to Te Anau

It’s been almost three weeks and it feels like ten days. Something about being on the move makes time go by even faster- too fast! Time to cross the island: we extended our Port Levy Stay by one night due to less than perfect weather on the other side of the South Island, so we […]

Kaikoura to Christchurch

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Swimming with dolphins