Day 337 in New Zealand: Camping and Kayaking

We went camping…that is two camping trips under my belt now. This time we went to Lake Taylor located about 2 hours northwest of Christchurch. Although we arrived later in the day and the site was rather busy, we got the perfect camping spot with a great view of the lake.   Here are a few highlights from this trip… The stars at night…we were … Continue reading Day 337 in New Zealand: Camping and Kayaking

Day 315 in New Zealand: My First Camping Trip and an Amazing Hike

It has been a big year…we’ve moved countries, we’ve traveled, we’ve started a garden, we’ve taken up mountain biking, but there was one more thing I wanted to do before we wrapped up 2017…CAMPING! That’s right, we went camping! Yours truly…New York City Girl…this just goes to show you that one should never say never. A year ago there was no way I would have … Continue reading Day 315 in New Zealand: My First Camping Trip and an Amazing Hike

Day 303 in New Zealand: An Update on the Garden

It is hard to believe that we have been in New Zealand for almost 1 year now. It is December which in the Southern Hemisphere means Summer Time!!! Outside of a three-day heat wave last week, the weather has been rather pleasant with cool morning and evening and high temps in the middle of the day. All this warm weather has done wonders for our … Continue reading Day 303 in New Zealand: An Update on the Garden

Day 292 in New Zealand: Redd & Chloe’s Life in NZ

It is exactly 6 months since Redd & Chloe arrived in New Zealand. They are adjusting well but still get a bit nervous when we go anywhere without them but after being a part for four months I can’t say I blame them. Since their arrival they have been on many adventures…so, here is a glimpse of their life in New Zealand. Always on the … Continue reading Day 292 in New Zealand: Redd & Chloe’s Life in NZ

Day 288 in New Zealand: A Day Exploring Kaikoura

About 2.5 hours north of Christchurch is the coastal town of Kaikoura. In November of 2016, this area was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. In early December 2017, the highway to Kaikoura was open just in time for our road trip. This town has a long history in whaling and is a must see for whale watchers. On our trip, we took the day … Continue reading Day 288 in New Zealand: A Day Exploring Kaikoura

Day 282 in New Zealand: The Rose Garden at Hagley Park

The roses are in full bloom in the Central Rose Garden at Hagley Park and it is a sight to see. It feels a bit strange to see flowers blooming in November so I keep having to remind myself that it is Springtime here in the Southern Hemisphere. This rose garden has been in place since the early 1900s and is home to over 250 … Continue reading Day 282 in New Zealand: The Rose Garden at Hagley Park

Day 275 in New Zealand: Road Trip to Otago Part III

Road trip Part III…driving back up north. On the drive back to Christchurch we drove along the coast. Making a stop in the tiny town Ophir as well as some stops to take in the coastal views. The town of Ophir is tiny, in fact, you can capture the entire town in one photograph without even using panorama.   While tiny this town does offer … Continue reading Day 275 in New Zealand: Road Trip to Otago Part III