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 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 267 in New Zealand: Taylor’s Mistake

It was a beautiful Saturday in Christchurch and we made the most of it by checking out a new walking trail. Today’s adventure was the Godley Head Walk at Taylor’s Mistake. This walk is a bit on the challenging side as there is a climb but the views make the extra effort completely worthwhile as most of the walk offers ocean views. We even made some … Continue reading Day 267 in New Zealand: Taylor’s Mistake

Day 253 in New Zealand: Spring at Hagley Park

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: Spring at Hagley Park