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

Day 224 in New Zealand: Spring has Sprung

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: Spring has Sprung

Day 109 in New Zealand: Redd & Chloe’s Move to NZ

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: Redd & Chloe’s Move to NZ

Day 106 in New Zealand: Hiking Peak Hill

This was our first proper hike since moving to New Zealand. Peak Hill had the pleasure of breaking us into hiking in New Zealand. This is about a three-hour hike to the top and back and is rated as a medium level trail. The trail is about 5ks (3 miles) in distance with a 1200-meter (about 4,000 feet) climb. The climb to the top does reward … Continue reading Day 106 in New Zealand: Hiking Peak Hill

Day 72 in New Zealand: Mountains and Beaches

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: Mountains and Beaches

Day 66 in New Zealand: Another Visit to Waipara

Back to Waipara Valley. If you recall on our 17th day in New Zealand we made our first trip out to Waipara Valley wine region. There are 31 wineries in this region and yes my goal is to visit them all. At about three wineries per visit, it is going to take a few trips. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it! … Continue reading Day 66 in New Zealand: Another Visit to Waipara