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22nd March 2013

Nice sunset
Looks nice and tranquil, apart from the kiwis. You wonb't want to come back to the world of senseless endeavour :-)
18th March 2013

tramp
Takis mou I loved the line and image of washing the tramp out of the clothes. love Sarah.
From Blog: Rest Day: Wanaka
18th March 2013

RAIN !
No-one said anything about rain in the southern hemisphere! What happened there, then! Supposed to be sun sun sun, a bit of cloud and then more sun
18th March 2013

A plan!
We've heard this plan thing before... But from earlier blog experience, your listeners have detected that plans do tend to fall by the wayside when the moth is captured by some flickering light ;-)
18th March 2013

Ahh that's why the feet hurt
You know Tak; if you will carry a tramp in your feet, of all places, you've just got to expect that they start to hurt. Either that or get a bigger set of boots that cover the tramp as well! Stands to reason :-)
From Blog: Rest Day: Wanaka
18th March 2013

What ho Blue
Bit of blue sky... fading to rippling cloud. Get a pair of boot that fit!
18th March 2013

Hard but...
You've lost the sun! But the dramatic clouds make up for it.... No more bees? I thought you might have brought a few home!
18th March 2013

Scenery
Maybe it was because of the scenery:-)
13th March 2013

Sweaty camera bag
Well, if you're major problem was a sweaty camera bag, then that's the least of your worries. Just forget the comfort of digs and sleep in the back of the van at one with nature!
From Blog: Mt Fox [finally]
13th March 2013

Punishment
You do punish yourself. I reckon you're flagelating yourself because of some heinous thing you've inflicted on someone else. There was a programme on R4 in which they explored what happened when a human didn't wash their hair (in this particular case). It seems that it does go through a 'stink' phase but, if left long enough, will reach a steady state where the odour becomes mellow and the natural oils take over. Go on try it! Perhaps after a few weeks no will notice the natural odour that you've arrived at :-)
From Blog: Pororari
13th March 2013

To bee or not 2 bee
What did you do toi get up the bee's nose.... I know you talked SOA to them, that'd get them angry:-)
13th March 2013

Whatever next!
Washing? What's the world coming to! A true adventurer should be festering in ones garments to become at one with the wild outdoors :-)
From Blog: In day: Mt Owen
11th March 2013

Catching up
You must be doing this while I'm asleep, and over the weekend, because I've only just caught up with you. Nice beaches. Safe to swim? I guess not if you're into tickling the ray fish. btw It's snowing here...
13th March 2013

Hey Rob
Yup, all safe to swim in :) Rays are very timid, so no issue. That's NZ for you - nothing to worry about (if you allow the exception of the poor fellow who got eaten by a shark off Auckland a couple of weeks ago).
11th March 2013

Warm up
So the copies of pictures the 'hills', yesterday, were just a warm up. I recognise this beach. It's just along the road from Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight:-)
11th March 2013

Aren't these the same...
Are you sure that you didn't just copy these from the last time :-) It's an elaborate hoax ;-)
From Blog: Mt Angelus
11th March 2013

How big is it
So that we can judge the level of arduosity of the travelling, how wee is the wee car?
From Blog: CHC
10th March 2013

beautiful
Takis mou What beautiful photos, thank you for sharing. Rays, what rays would that be? love Sarah.
10th March 2013

Hello Saroulla :)
There was a big, beautiful, graceful ray (a manta-ray type thing) swimming along in the shallow waters of Mutton Cove (Abel Tasman) a few feet from the shore - not doubt fishing for sand-dwellers. And then there were the endless rays of the unrelenting sun :) Loadsa love to all. x
10th March 2013

Looks amazing! Seems that you're having better weather than we are here in UK. It's turned pretty cold for mid-March, and cloudy - so not much chance for comet spotting tonight! :-(
5th March 2013

Kia Ora e hoa Taki! Welcome back to beautiful Aotearoa :-) wow we did a trip to St Arnaud and beautiful Lake Rotoiti back in January. I was left breathless by its serenity and beauty and did not want to leave. We managed a couple of bush walks around the lake with our little Hobbit but I was so longing for the freedom to be able to keep walking and lose myself in the bush and mountains! What a selfish mummy! Say hello to the mountains from me...........I will return! If those tired feet need refreshing, I can recommend a walk along the shores in the Abel Tasman! Do your travels take you anywhere near the Kapiti Coast? I have my whanau staying at the mo but would love to catch up if possible. Happy climbing aroha clarex
From Blog: CHC
9th March 2013

Hey Clare :)
Good to hear you have friendly visitors on the Kapiti coast. You're right about Lake Rotoiti and the surrounds of course. I've spent the last two days up on the tranquil beaches of the Abel Tasman coast - blog updates to come. I'm afraid I won't make it to your neck of the woods this time around - my travels take me south from here before flights take me to AKL and then home. May the days bring happiness to you and yours :)
From Blog: CHC
3rd March 2013

And....
The weather.... How is that doing? Is it raining? Foggy? Sunny? Burning the skin off your back :-) tell all... forget the fact that your knackered
From Blog: CHC
3rd March 2013

The adventure really begins
Well the bit between here and there is of course an interlude, in a way a marking of time. Here's hoping that the woosiness called jet lag that accompanies the great trek around the globe hasn't hit you too hard and the tje wind remains fully in your sails. Hope you manage the odd photo or two on the blog and awaiting the tales of derring do :-)
1st March 2013

Barbie in the snow?
Well there's no bl**dy barbecue here, I can tell you :-) We've been freezing our nuts off (not Annie of course) in the grip of some High pressure over Norway. Let the Norwegians keep their sodding High pressure and their cold winds and let us get back to a comfortable wet mild winter! I suppose you're going to bore us with tales of great heats and a mild balmy wind, and then go on about the gentle nut brown that you skin is forming, but we in Great Britain are made of sterner stuff. Not for us the mamby pamby warmth of Oceana. (Who dreamed up that name? Oceana, now you tell me, is Autralia an Ocean? :-)
From Blog: Melbourne

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