Monthly Archives: February 2011

20th Feb 2011 – Flying Back to Blighty (takes a very long time)

Today was a matter of getting on that plane… We got up early and set off at about 10am having chucked out lots of stuff to lighten our bags and get everything in. Our flight wasn’t until 3pm but we … Continue reading

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19th Feb 2011 – Wellington Yet Again (this time with trams)

A day spent visiting museums, galleries and other sights in and around Wellington. Guy was, in spite of a very so-so night’s sleep, keen to do a lot so he managed to get to the museum Te Papa before it … Continue reading

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18th Feb 2011 – Picton to Wellington Ferry

Today we got the 2pm Bluebridge Ferry over to Wellington, after having another morning in Picton exploring the limited but fun secondhand bookshops and eating pastries from Picton’s dutch themed ‘bakerij’. The bakery did a decent veggie pie – roast … Continue reading

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17th Feb 2011 – A Picton Walk

A day spent around Picton, walking rather than cycling. On our way out of the campsite we met Kevin and Debs – last seen getting off the Christchurch to Greymouth Train with their bikes (they had cycled up to Arthur’s … Continue reading

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16th Feb 2011 – Blenheim to Havelock to Picton

From Blenheim Top 10 to Picton Top 10 via Havelock and Linkwater – a ride of about 72kms or 45 miles. We slept better during our second night at Blenheim Top 10 Holiday Park. I only woke up once when … Continue reading

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15th Feb 2011 – Finding a Brewery in Blenheim

A day spent around Blenheim, originally with some idea of a wine tour but which, due to a surprising feeling of lethargy, was commuted to a visit to a microbrewery, a swim, a short walk to Pollard Park because it … Continue reading

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14th Feb 2011 – St Arnaud to Blenheim

A day cycling from St. Arnaud to Blenheim, about 104km or 65 miles. We left the DOC campsite on Kerr Bay at about 10.30am and went to the visitors’ centre where we noted that the sooty fungus that we’ve seen … Continue reading

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13th Feb 2011 – Lake Rotoiti for a Swim

A day cycling from Murchison to Kerr Bay Campsite near to St. Arnaud – about 63 kms or 40 miles. I booked tonight’s DOC (Dept of Conservation) campsite using the web on my phone – very useful because there isn’t … Continue reading

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12th Feb 2011 – Murchison Again…

A day spent cycling from Marble Hill DOC campsite about 3kms outside of Springs Junction, through to Murchison – 85kms or 53 miles. Most of today was spent on the scenic but surprisingly busy Highway 65. We started early since … Continue reading

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11th Feb 2011 – The Lewis Pass

From Reefton to Marble Hill DOC campsite – with a quick visit to the Lewis Pass summit, a distance in total of about 84kms, or 53 miles. The idea was to see the top of the Lewis Pass and so … Continue reading

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