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

Day 274 in New Zealand: Road Trip to Otago Part II

The weekend road trip part II…Central Otago is probably my favorite region in NZ. When we visited in 2010, this is the area where we spent the most of our time so I may be a bit partial here. However, between the bike trails, the mountains, the lakes, the wineries, and very low humidity there is so much to love about this area. There is … Continue reading Day 274 in New Zealand: Road Trip to Otago Part II

Day 273 in New Zealand: Road Trip to Otago Part I

It is a three day weekend here in Canterbury and we are making the most of it with a road trip to explore some more of the South Island. We drove down the center of the island making several stops along the way. First Stop: Lake Tekapo, our stop here was a brief one. We walked along the lake shore taking in the view. The … Continue reading Day 273 in New Zealand: Road Trip to Otago Part I

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