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... timber clapperboard houses and brick 1920's Warehouses it has the feel of a cross between Melbourne and San Francisco. To access the higher terraces the locals use funicular tracks and a public railway. Much of Wellington is built on reclaimed land including the airport. A line on the pavements denotes the original land and the reclaimed. The city is built directly on the pacific / Australasia fault line which is under constant stress. The last major earthquake ...
... in East Harbor Regional Park. It was a bright day and you could see for miles! Many of these Parks that allow the pubic to enjoy walks are also owned by farmers, and sheep can be spotted grazing on the slopes and close to the sea.
This particular shoreline had many rocky outcrops and there were individuals with wet suits and snorkels swimming in among these waters. We stopped to inquire as to what they were ...
... Charlie was very excited!
We drove from Hobbiton to New Plymouth, on a round outcrop of land on the West coast beneath the slopes of Mount Egmont / Taranaki, to stay with some friends we met on the Uganda trip, Sammy and Kahn, and to go to WOMAD (World of Music and Dance) festival. Sammy’s Dad had been given two free tickets which they very generously gave to us, so we spent the weekend at this hippie festival watching bands from all over the world, ...
... and nervous about our dolphin swim. We arrived in Kaikoura a small seaside village, checked in we headed to the dolphin encounter centre. All kitted up with our fashionable wetsuit, jacket, flippers, hood and mask we headed out on the boat. We didn't drive for long before the dolphins appeared. Sat on the back of the boat we plopped in and began swimming and searching. Told to act like a dolphin we sang songs, made high pitched noises and swam like a dolphin. The experience ...
... back to the park kitchen where we chowed down.
Still miffed, our Canadian neighbour smoked and drank beer with friends at the picnic table behind our tent despite a heavy fog/drizzle. Thankfully they didn’t persist late into the night.
The main highway crossed a bridge only 100 meters from our tent and the truck traffic passed noisily across it all night long. I had to resort to my earplugs again! Celine Dion started her van and ...
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