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Mar 1, 2017 - Lake Ohau, New Zealand

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Lake Ohau, New Zealand TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” - Anonymous Wow, what a great day-there’s no morsel of life escaping me today!! Maybe not epic like yesterday but a great day just the same...it was EXACTLY what I had in my mind when thinking of this bike ride! Woke up with the alarm at 7am; I slept hard last night and it was great to catch up on some rest. We packed up our stuff this morning, some for the bike ride today, some back into our suitcases to...

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Feb 27, 2017 - Twizel, New Zealand

Monday, February 27, 2017 Twizel, New Zealand Travel Quote of the Day: “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes Woke up 5:45am (thanks, jet lag!) to a MUCH better day, dry and sunny. We had the alarm set for 6am to get a move on towards Twizel and our soon to be epic bike ride! Got up, showered, packed up the last few things and then headed down to the lobby to check out at 6:50. The hotel shuttle took us to the airport and dropped us at the bus exchange as planned by...

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May 4, 2012 - The past month in Twizel...

Hey everyone Dan here, contrary to what some of my friends think yes I am still alive. Been really busy couple weeks here in Twizel with work (banked about 120 hours in the fortnight) and life as well. I'll start off recapping some events from Easter weekend and move to the present...I feel this may be a unnecessary long update. So as you know me and two mates made a road trip down to qtown to do the Routeburn Track and hangout. Well we started off the weekend leaving a little late but were still relaxed in our mood even though the Doc...

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Apr 1, 2012 - Goodbye Cragieburn and Christchurch...hello Twizel again.

So it's been awhile since I've last posted and some neat stuff has happened it apologies for delay I been real busy lately with work. So first of all work has been going great, my job got pretty wicked in the last week, on top of the always gorgeous scenery by Castle Hill in Arthur's Pass. We took a helicopter up five times to the top of the mountain where we were working. Such a cool experience, I will never forget it. And the mountain was crazy in one of the gullies it took me about 20 minutes to ferry over it with my work belt, saw, and...

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Mar 7, 2012 - Twizel via Lake Tekapo

A slow start so we were away by 9.00am. We were at Lake Tekapo for a cuppa at 10.00am after about an hour’s travelling. The Lake was amazing. The hills were very bare because of glacial activity and they were the colour of reapt wheat. We saw a flock of ducks fly ointo the water. It wasn’t the season for Tanieka’s lupins, but we could see where they’d been. On the roadsides up to Mt John, there were a few examples and Phil took a couple of photos of them out the front of the church of the Good Shepherd. We spent a short time praying in a...

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Mar 3, 2012 - Twizel

Hey all, Well the last two weeks have been different but in my opinion great. It was awesome to get back to work again and in a new environment. Finally got my favorite work boots, which proved ample for climbing up the steep slopes I am working on. The site we are on is beautiful, with mountains and hills encompassing a valley then it lays flat to lake Pukaki and I can see Mount Cook everyday. Its spectacular, yet the work is tough (my notch making skills are a little rusty) but I enjoy it, even though my days have become fairly routine....

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Feb 19, 2012 - Oamaru, Dunedin, Christchurch, Twizel

Well in the last while, I've been quite a few places. I was in Oamaru for a few more days, went and saw penguins, mountain biking and had the best ham sandwich I've ever had. Then went down to Dunedin for a few more days. It was an awesome town, had that student vibe although not all the students were there yet. It also had a lot of resemblance to something that would be in Scotland, (with the numerous huge churches, placed on hills throughout the city). The town is ridiculously hilly and running to and from my hostel into the octagon...

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Mar 2, 2011 - Gales

Overnight the wind got up (more English understatement !) and we very nervously set about driving to Mount Cook. The camper jumped across the road a few times on the way and it was quite scary, but the wind eased up in the afternoon and we made it up to McKenzie Country, a huge high plateau at about 2000 feet. Stopped briefly at Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki to admire their curious blue colour and the 7 stage hydro scheme complete with huge canals created between the lakes. Lovely little church on the lake at Pukaki with a view of the lake as...

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Mar 11, 2008 - Naseby to Twizel

Naseby to Twizel, Tuesday, March 11, 2008 The wind was blowing a gale already in the morning and the forecast was for wind and cloud/showers. When the forecast is lousy it makes it easier to leave a place you have enjoyed. It was windy enough that you could feel the car being affected by gusts as we headed down the road back towards Cromwell and the Lindis Pass before ending up in Twizel, in Mackenzie Country.

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Feb 13, 2008 - Clyde to Timaru South Island 31 January to 04 February 2008

Jeff Last night I unlocked and lifted down Sylvia's bicycle from the bike rack and so had no need to get up at the awful hour of 6.45am. Sylvia was up smart and away with Tub and Robin in the direction of the first part of the Rail Trail at 7 pm. Fortunately I prepared breakfast early as the bike riders were home sooner than expected. The efforts of the last few days had taken their toll and Sylvia was too sore to continue. Robin showed her the wide padded saddle which she puts over her normal bike saddle, and Sylvia agreed that she also...

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Nov 10, 2003 - Twizel

Hello all: First I will say that this will be a quick mixed up miss spelled e-mail. I am being charged $12/hour. This is nonsense as $10 gets me 3 hours of long distance phone calls. Worst than the cost is the speed of this computer and how it runs, by now some of you may have a few half done versions of this letter, oh well, it is what I have. We are in a little town on New Zealand’s south island. The town is called Twizel but do not bother to look it up on a map. We left Auckland a week and a half ago. We hade a good time in Auckland. -@-...

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