Monthly Archives: April 2015

ANZAC Day – 100 year Anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli

Every year in New Zealand on April 25 we commemorate all New Zealanders killed in war and also honour our returned servicemen and women. History : On April 25 1915 was the landing at Gallipoli by Australian and New Zealand … Continue reading

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Bruce Bay and the Drive Home

One final leg to get home after our trip down south last weekend. We spent the night at Bruce Bay in South Westland – about an hour north of Haast and 40 minutes south of Fox Glacier. After awaking to … Continue reading

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Bruce Bay, South Westland, West Coast of the Southern Alps

With a recent trip away to Central Otago and coming home a day earlier than planned we broke our drive up with a night at the beautiful Bruce Bay in South Westland. Did a short stop on the edge of … Continue reading

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West Coast Wilderness Trail – Taramakau River to Kumara

On the bike again, just can’t wait to get on the bike again,the life I love is out riding with my friends (aka hubby) and I can’t wait to get on my bike again (thanks Willie Nelson) Well it has … Continue reading

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Arnold River Dam Walk – On the Fungi Trail

(to the tune of Batman) da da da da da da da Fungi, da da da da da da Fungi over here – BAM – over there WHAM yep – bit crazy and no I wasn’t sampling the fungi………. We’re … Continue reading

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Early Snow – Polar Plunge in Central Otago

Down south in Central Otago recently for a mountain bike event.  Thankfully gorgeous day for the event – chilly start but sunshine for the most part – typical autumn weather……. Until the next morning.  Snow was forecast but after heading … Continue reading

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Naseby 12 hour Mountain Bike Event

April 11 sees the dawn of the annual Naseby 12 hour day/nighter mountain bike race. Thankfully dawn is what we see as it is a lovely autumn morning with the sun coming up over the mountains. After missing a couple … Continue reading

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