Monthly Archives: December 2010

30th Dec 2010 – Cape Foulwind

We cycled about 20 miles today in various directions. We left the Youth Hostel campsite since the hostel is popular with night owl youth who came back, giggling and loud, at 1.30am and 3.30am. We moved to the Westport Holiday … Continue reading

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29th Dec 2010 – Buller River to Westport

From Murchison to Westport, which is officially 96kms as you leave Murchison. I think that’s pretty much 60 miles. The day dawned bright and sunny. We both slept so soundly that quite a few campervans had left before we even … Continue reading

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28th Dec 2010 – Floods and Landslips and Stuck in Murchison

Still at Murchison, indeed stuck at Murchison since last night’s rain (it rained for about 18 hours or so from yesterday evening through to early this pm) was so heavy it cut the road to the west and so the … Continue reading

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27th Dec 2010 – Dirt Tracks to Murchison

A short day today, partly due to the very limited range of places to stay after Murchison heading towards Westport. So we just did about 22 miles, or 35 kms, cycling via the back roads (well, we walked a fair … Continue reading

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26th Dec 2010 – Over the Hills to Lake Rotoroa

From Tahuna Beach Holiday Park to Rotoroa Lake Basic DOC campsite, about 100 kms so I guess that’s roughly 65 miles. We had a late start since we’d spread our possessions out a fair bit and they all needed to … Continue reading

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25th Dec 2010 – A Veggie on the Beach

Zero miles, it’s Christmas Day and we wanted to see whether you can really do Christmas on the beach. We basically had a Lazy Christmas Day sending emails, swimming in the sea, eating green lipped mussels (the local speciality) and … Continue reading

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24th Dec 2010 – Fossils, Migration and Midnight Christmas Services

About 10 miles – one shopping trip and one church trip both into Nelson. Today was pretty much a preparation day for Christmas. so we shopped (in New World supermarket), visited the local museum and made a brief visit to … Continue reading

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23rd Dec 2010 – a Short Trip to the Centre of New Zealand…

About 8 kms or 5 miles spent cycling around the sights of Nelson.Since Christmas is upon us and shops are often shut and campsites full we’re at Nelson (Tahanui Holiday Park) until Boxing Day doing various sites. We particularly like … Continue reading

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22nd Dec 2010 – a Scenic Ride from Picton to Nelson

From Picton Top 10 Holiday Park to Nelson (well, its beach suburb called Tananui 3kms south of the town), a total of about 71 miles or 110kms. We were relieved that the rain didn’t return and had a pleasant evening … Continue reading

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21st Dec 2010 – Ferries and Old Migrant Ships

About 3kms (two miles) since this was the day we went from Wellington to Picton on the ferry. We got up early so as to catch the 8.25am ferry (the Interislander), sneaking out of Wellington’s YH dorm in stocking feet … Continue reading

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