Yearly Archives
2014
Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by paularath

  We are now in Queenstown, New Zealand, often called the Adventure Capital of the World. Extreme athletes of every stripe come here to test their skills and their will. Everything from bungy jumping to jet boating, kayaking, white water rafting, biking – you name it and they’ve got it. Unfortunately, they also have¬†extreme weather.
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Posted on November 20th, 2014 by paularath

The weather cleared enough to enable us to go out onto Lake Wanaka and on to the tiny island of Mou Waho, which has a little lake¬†inside it – so it’s essentially a lake on an island in a lake on an island. It happened because, 10,000 – 15,000 years ago, a glacier moved along
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Posted on November 20th, 2014 by paularath

  Wanaka is a small town in the middle of the southern portion of the South Island. People talk about Wanaka as “the next Queensland,” poised for tourism. Currently it is a place where many New Zealand families go for their private get-away vacations. It’s all about camping and fishing and tramping (hiking) and water
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Posted on November 19th, 2014 by paularath

We had a beautiful travel guide drive us from Dunedin to Wanaka. Her name is Tracey MacLaren and she lives in Arrowtown, near Queenstown. Her sister lives in Dunedin so the whole thing works well for her – and for us. Tracey did what many NZ people do when they finish college: She went traveling
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Posted on November 19th, 2014 by paularath

  It’s about an hour’s drive from Dunedin and a pretty steep hike to get there, but Jerry and I thought the visit to see the penguins, sea lions, albatross and fur seals was well worth the time and effort. f you’re anywhere near Dunedin, don’t miss it! On the way to the peninsula, we
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