Day 253 in New Zealand

Christchurch in full bloom…we have been getting loads of rain in the Canterbury region lately. In the northern hemisphere there is a saying, “April Showers bring May Flowers” to describe the spring season…for some reason, “September Showers bring October Flowers” doesn’t have the same ring. While there may not be a clever saying to describe spring in New Zealand…I think the gorgeous blooms do a … Continue reading Day 253 in New Zealand

Day 224 in New Zealand

Spring has sprung in New Zealand!!! The blog has been quiet through much of the winter…we’ve been in a state of hibernation I suppose. While it has been a pretty mild winter, there has been heaps (that’s Kiwi speak for tons or lots) of rain. Here is a bit of how we have kicked off the spring season. The Dog Park at Victoria Park: Redd … Continue reading Day 224 in New Zealand

Day 109 in New Zealand

Redd & Chloe’s Move to New Zealand While our arrival in New Zealand occurred back in February, it took another four months before our beloved Dachshunds Redd & Chloe would arrive. Here is the story of their journey. Perhaps the most complicated part of our move (and the most expensive) was moving Redd and Chloe. New Zealand has eradicated rabies and there is no heartworm … Continue reading Day 109 in New Zealand

Day 72 in New Zealand

We are a couple divided, one of us is a beach bum and the other prefers the mountains. Thankfully, in Christchurch, we get both! Today we managed to squeeze to do a bit of both. Hiking or tramping as it is called in New Zealand is a popular activity with loads of trails that all offer amazing views. Today, we checked out Bridle Path which … Continue reading Day 72 in New Zealand

Day 65 in New Zealand

Today, we packed up our Honda Jazz and headed west to Arthur’s Pass. It was a beautiful sunny day perfect for a road trip. Arthur’s Pass offers many hiking and biking trails for all fitness levels. For me, it was all about the picturesque views. After walking on trails and taking about a million pictures, we stumbled upon the Wobbly Kea. This felt a bit … Continue reading Day 65 in New Zealand

Day 52 in New Zealand

Nestled in the middle of an inactive volcano with gorgeous harbor view is the town of Akaroa, is located about 90-minutes outside of Christchurch. This town has a strong French influence that can be seen in the architecture as well as the shops and restaurants. This town may be little but is not short of activities. Everything from paddleboarding to sailboating to trails and even … Continue reading Day 52 in New Zealand