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19th January arrived and we had to say goodbye to Australia (for the time being) we had loved every minute, but were looking forward to New Zealand.
I guess it was our turn to hit problems, our trip up to then had been worry free. So on arriving at Brisbane Airport not only did Virgin have a problem with our booked seats, they also …
When we arrived in Dunedin on the evening of the 30th, it was cold, rainy, and bleak. The forecasts promised sun and warmth for the 31st, so we eagerly woke up to find...slightly less cold, less rain, and less bleakness. An improvement, I suppose.
The original plan had us going out the Otago Peninsula on the 31st, but that trip benefits from …
This morning found us in Ashburton, with some 250 kilometers to cover for the day. The day took us through Geraldine, Timaru, Oamaru, and the Moeraki Boulders.
Geraldine is a small town a few kilometers off the main coastal route, to which we detoured after my parents sang its praises, having passed through during their trip to NZ. It's a …
... our walkabout. The town has some lovely old buildings, built in the area called the Octagon (for obvious reasons once we saw it!) and spoking outwards, centred around a grand Presbyterian Church and the Town Hall. I had earmarked a few restaurants to try, but all of them were closed, so we just walked the streets and peeked in shop and restaurant windows.
... Once at the top there's a short flat section, one more plodding climb during an out-and-back section and then a swooping descent. Lovely, but of course run in the full knowledge that every metre you're dropping on the first loop round this part is a metre you'll be climbing up again. The final descent is particularly steep, one to practise so that the legs go; the less braking you can do, the better (unless it leads to a fall, of course). Watching people warm up, I could ...
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