Category Archives: Flora & Fauna

Mother Nature rocks. Green stuff, furry, feathered or scaly stuff, plus more green.

The last day of 2013.

Today we pack up our gear and jump back on the bike heading to Franz Joseph & Fox Glaciers. But not before a quick sightseeing drive to Clyde and a quick blast around the racetrack track at Highlands Motorsport park. … Continue reading

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Well well, Cromwell.

I owe Cromwell an apology, I wasn’t expecting much. The ride here was very enjoyable, it is only 40 minutes from Queenstown and the road is lovely and winding with river views and mountain hugging stretches that then open out … Continue reading

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Fern fronds.

New Zealand has a ridiculous┬ánumber of ferns. something like over 200 species. I adore them. I haven’t quite pinpointed what I love about them so much. It could be the fronds, the tight little curled form of the young leaves. … Continue reading

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Doubtful Sound.

Doubtful Sound is so named due to the fact that the chance of there being wifi or cell phone coverage is doubtful. This is only a problem if you are a social media whore like I am. In the real … Continue reading

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Milford.

Holy wow! We took the bike to Milford yesterday. We were lucky to have been advised ahead of time that the biggest attraction of Milford Sound is the journey to get there. This advice was 100% spot on. We headed … Continue reading

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Views du jour.

Today we travelled between Wanaka and Te Anau. A distance of two hundred and twenty seven kilometers. After the lovely winding lakeside ride, the road heading south was straight as an arrow at times. (With two sneaky police cars tucked … Continue reading

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Jesus Birthday.

Christmas Day arrived earlier this year…I swear it did! We woke up in Wanaka had a huge buffet breakfast then went for a walk lakeside. We discovered a stand of kanuka that is indigenous to the area plus an area … Continue reading

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Views du jour.

Here is a curated selection of stunning South Island scenery from today’s leg of our Adventure of a lifetime. Touring the South Island on our motorcycle.

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Four hundred & twenty seven point two.

Today we made what was for me an endurance trek on the bike. Traveling between Christchurch and Wanaka. We encountered the strongest wind gusts I have ever felt and as I looked around us at the topography and the barren … Continue reading

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I’m on a boat.

Today is the beginning of our Adventure of a Lifetime. Summer Holiday Circa 2013/14. It began early. At 12:15am to be precise when my old nemesis the alarm insisted that we abruptly end our slumber and get out of bed. … Continue reading

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