Day Fifty One: Doin’ Dunedin

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Once again I find myself in Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South“. And here is the totally amazing thing about being here this time– IT’S SUNNY AND WARM! I know, it makes for over exposed photographs. I don’t care, it’s …

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Day FIFTY: Oamaru, I love you!

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I took my time getting from Christchurch down to Oamaru, arriving about four hours after my leisurely mid-morning departure. I’d decided to break up my drive down to Dunedin into two parts, which would allow me more time to explore …

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Day Forty Nine: Sign of the Kiwi walk

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While I knew there was no way in heck I was going to even think about doing a lot of walking today, I did realize that it would do me good to get out and about eventually. After a s-l-o-w …

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Day Forty Eight: The Record Buster!

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I’m proud to say that today I broke my step-count record, which was set in Wellington on Day Ten. This time I topped it by a couple thousand steps, so I don’t think I’ll be breaking that record for a …

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Day Forty Seven: Walking Christchurch and more busking

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Another January Birthday back in the United States, and this one is a double: Happy Happy Happy Birthday to twins Ken and Mike Medrano, January 23rd. Today I did something that I almost immediately regretted: I went to a VERY …

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Day Forty Six: New Brighton and Pier

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It’s time to explore a bit of the neighborhoods, suburbs, and sights in and around Christchurch. Today’s destination: New Brighton Pier. Before I got that far, I got to have a morning visit with my new four-legged friend. She’s still …

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Day Forty Five: Island Hopping…again!!

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This was it– My last day on the north island! Which started WAY too early due to my typical oversleep-and-miss-the-alarm-and-flight anxiety, meaning that I was pretty much awake shortly after 1 in the morning and I didn’t manage to go …

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OOPS! The missing post!

Egads! Thanks to a careful reader pointing out that I was actually missing a day (or two!) I went back and realized that I had something sitting in the drafts folder that I thought had been published.  So if you …

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Day Forty Four: Karangahake Gorge revisited!

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Before I officially start my post for today, let me say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to four people who are important to me: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert “Bob” Starkey, Lucie Hecht and Peter Eldredge!! Best wishes for a marvelous day …

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Day Forty Three: Kauri Forest to the “Mountain of Love”

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On the road again!! I’m headed over to Te Aroha which is near a place I wanted to spend a bit more time in before I leave the north island on Wednesday– Karangahake Gorge. And wouldn’t you know it, just …

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