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March 27th 2013
Published: March 27th 2013
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Memorangi Bay from CampsiteMemorangi Bay from CampsiteMemorangi Bay from Campsite

the most perfect campsite
The journey here was short, only 3 hours but we had to put the watch back 2 hours so thought it may cause added sleep problems. However after dinner in our hotel, with local red wine, we supped the local alcoholic delight that is Pisco sour. The first was free from the bar but the one we paid for was huge! I think it has solved our jet lag! The sun is shining but it is still a little breezy so will go for a potter down to the beach later. We keep our fingers crossed for good weather as we cannot believe our luck. We were pleased to find a cheaper hotel in Miraflores as being the beachside barrio it is more expensive, and has more tourists, but also is described in our guide as a safe place to be.

In planning our next step we realised our choice was limited. The option of 22 hours by bus to Cusco was too much so we are flying to Cusco on 1st April. Feeling tired in Santiago we felt it is important to rest up a little , to make sure we enjoy Machu Pichu, so we decided to potter
Life in the camper vanLife in the camper vanLife in the camper van

A pensive moment for Iain
in Lima until then. There are several interesting barrios, or neighbourhoods to explore close to here, and the easter parades are supposed to be worth a look.

I will try to download a few more photos from NZ and Santiago.

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Marlborough countryMarlborough country
Marlborough country

The final stage of South Island before the ferry from Picton to Wellington
Morning teaMorning tea
Morning tea

We may be in a camper van but we keep our morning ritual of tea in bed!
Cruise along to Huka FallsCruise along to Huka Falls
Cruise along to Huka Falls

From the dam we cruise to the Falls, emanating from Lake Taupo
Dust DevilsDust Devils
Dust Devils

The drought in South Island created an amazing sight.
Haka in RotoruaHaka in Rotorua
Haka in Rotorua

A show at Rororua thermal village
Coromandel Nat ParkCoromandel Nat Park
Coromandel Nat Park

A favorite part of North Island, forest, waterfalls and beautiful bays.
Lonely BayLonely Bay
Lonely Bay

As seen from Shakespeares Lookout near Hot Springs beach, East Coromandel.
Forever forestForever forest
Forever forest

Tried to capture the immense depth to the forests in NZ. Here it is near Coromandel town.
Auckland museumAuckland museum
Auckland museum

This one is for Jen, it was a fabulous exhibition of "Wearable Art" from the last decade of competition.
Jonathan And ClareJonathan And Clare
Jonathan And Clare

This one is for Gordon and Cathryn, and Nora and Keith, with love x
The ViaductThe Viaduct
The Viaduct

Visiting Auckland Harbour
The Kermadec RestaurantThe Kermadec Restaurant
The Kermadec Restaurant

Our last evening was spent in delightful company in Auckland Harbour. A lovely way to say goodbye to New Zealand!

1st April 2013

Super-fit, super-slim!!!!!!
Hi you two, thanks for the latest set of photos. New Zealand does look amazing. We've been looking at some of your earlier shots & your energetic schedule has obviously meant you've shed a load of timber (Iain) & a dress size (ann .....ok and Iain!!). Means you get a new wardrobe when back in blighty! There'll be so much to tell us about & tempt us to follow some of your tracks Glad you saw some lovely weather down south- makes up for some of the grot in Asia! We've got kate & Martyn coming for dinner tonight so no doubt she will be able to fill in some of the gaps

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