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Summit Road and Its Bays

Feeling embolden by our brush with death just 24 hour before, we set out to explore the rest of the painterly and provincial Banks Peninsula. A roundtrip route starting in Akaroa, driving up and along Summit Rd, and back down…

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A Sheep and Easy Post

Our first introduction to New Zealand culture was watching a show about shepherds-turned-folkstars, Bret and Jemaine, on Flight of the Concords.   They often joked about the country’s large sheep presence, but it wasn’t until we lived in New Zealand…

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Snout Track Walkabout

Our first introduction to the South Island was from the viewing deck of the Interislander Ferry. After spending three weeks driving around the North Island, we were anxious to get to Marlborough and put down (somewhat shallow) roots. Our first…

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A Much Needed Walkabout

The Whither Hills boarder the Waipara Valley in the Marlborough region to the south. They were carved by glaciers and had their contours revealed when humans settled the area, hunting moa and establishing agriculture. The upper level of the winery…

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