Monthly Archives: February 2016

Windy Welly Welcoming

Purely by luck, we picked a motel in Wellington for a few days that was super convenient to see the sights and close to some great restaurants.  Wellington’s city center is fairly compact, so it was easy to explore on … Continue reading

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Goodbye South Island

Two months and it’s time to go!  We’ve seen a lot, but there’s so much more that we didn’t see.  That’s always the case, though.  We barely touched the West Coast because of the weather back in early December.  It … Continue reading

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More Marlborough Sounds

Twisty, twisty, twisty!  I have never worn tires out so evenly as on this trip.  Every other trip has some long sections of straight roads, whether it’s in Nevada or Argentina.  Not so in New Zealand! Before we left the … Continue reading

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Golden Bay and the top of the island

I’ve been a little cagey about admitting how far behind the blog is, but the calendar definitely has affected our travels.  The adventures portrayed in these past few posts and next few posts all occurred during the prime vacation time … Continue reading

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Nelson: another motorhead mecca

Nelson is a very popular town during the holiday season, but we wanted to go not for the holiday life but for more motorcycles. The Nelson Port street races are the first on the year’s calendar (January 2).  The weekend … Continue reading

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Epic Roads, part iii

As we were heading for the Molesworth Station Road before Christmas, people were also telling us about the Rainbow Road, which also goes through the Molesworth Station.  The Rainbow Road is a private road and is only open to the … Continue reading

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Oparara Basin

The Oparara Basin is a lush forest wonderland with some amazing limestone features tucked among the bush.  We took a loop walk through amazing forest.  The trail crosses the river on a huge limestone arch.  In fact, if you’re not paying … Continue reading

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