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Nov 1, 2017 - To the South Island

November 1, 2017- I really wanted to spend at least one more day in Wellington (the National Museum looked really interesting), but the itinerary says press on travel to South Island. So we awoke to a beautiful sunrise and headed out to the ferry. We arrived in plenty of time to wait about an hour to load. But once the loading process got started, it went pretty fast. They jammed the RVs in with lots of trucks and other cars. It always amazes me how the ferry process runs so efficiently—it is just part of the transportation infrastructure...

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Apr 1, 2011 - Buller River Swinging Bridge and narrow roads

More narrow roads. This cutout was about 50' above the river with one lane traffic. Believe it or not trucks and buses were traveling this road. 360' across and 60' off the river, the tread on the swinging bridge was only about 14" wide and wobbles as you walk. We only made it about 1/3 of the way across before deciding we really didn't need to see the other side! The bridge is very narrow with only one person able to fit in the space at one time. It is made with wires all around, so as you walk across it you can see all around, including...

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Feb 23, 2008 - Nelson to Murchison

Nelson to Murchison, Saturday, February 23 South from Nelson, on Highway 6, the wide valley was filled with vineyards for miles to south of Wakefield. The highway was quite straight and fast but we had been warned at the motel about 'greasy' roads when it's raining and highway signs are plentiful warning about 'slippery when wet'. Terrain changed to more rugged with sheep, some cattle and a deer farm or two. From time to time irrigation systems are evident in paddocks, and vegetation is even greener than in surrounding paddocks. As in all...

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