And so what’s life like, in Dunedin?

My last post ended with the finish of our vacation.  That was about one month ago, and since then our boys have started school, our Dunedin summer finally arrived (mid-January), and now we are noticing leaves beginning to fall from the trees.  That can’t mean Autumn is near, I hope.  We are beginning to getContinue reading “And so what’s life like, in Dunedin?”

Saving the best? for last.

We arose early Monday morning in Wellington and caught the 9am Interisland Ferry back to Picton on the South Island.  Our destination that day was Kaiteriteri, virtually the last town before New Zealand’s smallest, but very popular, Abel Tasman National Park.  It was about a 3 hour drive from Picton to the house we rented,Continue reading “Saving the best? for last.”

Places you just have to see…..

This blue green water was is a in a cove in the Marlborough Sounds at the Northeastern end of the South Island.  This was our destination after leaving the wildlife paradise of Kaikoura. But to get there, were had to (I mean we just had to) travel through the wine country around Blenheim. Our first stop wasContinue reading “Places you just have to see…..”

If Alaska and Hawaii married, this would be their baby.

And so the road trip continued… We left Christchurch early Monday morning heading to Kaikoura, a town known for its amazing connection with the sea.  There is a 6000 feet deep trench just offshore and the diversity of wildlife in the seas around Kaikoura is unparalleled in New Zealand.  The road to Kaikoura just happensContinue reading “If Alaska and Hawaii married, this would be their baby.”

I expected zombies around every corner.

After we left Omaru, and the Riverstone Kitchen, we drove North for about 3 hours to Christchurch, the site of the massively destructive February 2011 earthquake.  A bigger earthquake occurred in Christchurch in September of 2010 (about 7.1), and technically the February 2011 earthquake (6.3 on the scale) was an aftershock, but is was moreContinue reading “I expected zombies around every corner.”

Just follow your nose…..

On the 6th of January my family arrived in Dunedin.  It was a wonderful airport reunion and a beautiful sunny Dunedin day….then, we got busy.  Busy enough that I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last blog….but, it was a good type of busy, as you’ll see.   First of all, on theContinue reading “Just follow your nose…..”