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Jan 17, 2014 - Heading South

Yet another beautiful morning, very leisurely breakfast by the beach, before moving on. We visited another farmer's market, this time in Hastings. It was in lovely parkland with huge trees offering some shade, good as it was a very hot day by now. We brought quite a few things to eat for the next few days as the food just looked so good and all the various fresh fruits were wonderful. Some of the plums we bought we are large as nectarines and really juicy. This area really is the centre of soft fruit farming. Back on the highway looking for...

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off we go!

Mar 9, 2013 - March 8 and 9 - Hastings and south

March 8 was our final day on the build site. We were to stop at 3 p.m. and at 2:59 we put up the last piece of wallboard. The guys working on the final bits of cladding outside finished at the same time. It was an exciting but sad day. We are all exhausted but sad to be leaving the site. We accomplished so much in 8 days and now are told it will be another 2 months before local volunteers and Lavina and Adam (the family) finish it so that they can move in. It makes us wish we could,stay another 2 weeks and just finish it. Nonetheless, we...

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Nov 26, 2010 - NZ: Le lac Taupo

Cette journée a été l’une des plus longue sur la route. En effet, il fallait quitter Rotorua pour se diriger vers Masterton, à quelques 500 km de distance. Nous avons fait un arrêt à un complexe géothermal qui exploite la vapeur générée par les sources venant des entrailles de la terre, ceci pour en faire de l’électricité. L’ensemble est composé de gros tuyaux courant horizontalement avec des cheminées de sortie pour l’excédent de vapeur. Les NZ font le maximum pour profiter des ressources venant du passé volcanique de la région, que ce...

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Sep 29, 2008 - Wairarapa (Land of Glistening Waters)

Kia Ora! This weekend we had a relaxing Sunday in Martinborough, after resting and sleeping on Saturday evening. We FINALLY had lovely weather - gorgeous and sunny, so we rented some bikes to get around town. Liz, Rhea and Ginger checked out a lavendar farm and farmer's market while Sharon and Katie got massages in town. Afterwards a few of us rode our bikes to a couple local wineries and then met up for Thai food. Monday we were transported to Masterton, but first we stopped in Featherston to go to a Marae (a gathering place for Maori...

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Jan 5, 2007 - Back to the North Island

As our ferry is not till 2.25pm we have a lot of time to kill. We got up pretty early but saw no reason to stick around so headed towards Picton. We parked the car and went to have a look at the Aquarium. They charge $16 per adult but it's about $10 more than it's worth. Not the best I've seen by a long shot. But it did kill about 15 minutes. The town is quite well set up for parents that need to entertain their young children while they wait for the ferry. There is a small pond that kids put little boats in to watch them sail, a train for...

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