Archive for January, 2011

New Plymouth again. Jan8th and 9th Blog 126

As we are headed into the town centre we spot signs for Puke Ariki which is the towns i site (information centre) There is a car park opposite so I swing in, we have barely come to a stop when someone walks over. He owns the campervan behind us and explains that this is a […]

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The Taming of the Stand Jan 6,7,8th Blog 125

We had a look around Stratford yesterday, as you probably guessed it’s named after Stratford upon Avon and most of it streets are named after Shakespearean characters and plays. We pass Hamlet street and Montague Grove amongst others. We also hear they are planning to rename the river that runs close to town to the […]

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Mount Taranaki/Egmont 5th January Blog 124

  We wake early as Kev wants to finish off the jetting on the bike. It is just as well as the farmers wife is out for an early morning ride on her horse. He stops and is really wary of this strange tipi and bike in his way. I stroke his nose to calm […]

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West Coast Trails

West Coast trails 3rd – 4th January We say a fond farwell to Doug and Hilary, we have been made so welcome here they have treated us like family, as have most of the New Zealanders we’ve met. We are not going far, we are off for tea and cake with another contact in Hamilton.Dennis […]

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A New Year

We wake early to a beautiful sunrise and start to pack away the tents, ducking out of site when a van drives around on litter patrol, no one disturbs us and we ride out stopping to photograph the sea and a Maori compass on our way. We head back into Raglan for breakfast it’s still […]

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Christmas and everything after

Firstly apologies for the long silence, we have been so busy we just have not had chance to blog, also we have been out in the boonies for the last week so we have had little cell phone reception. This is obviously a bit of a catch up so bear with us. On Christmas eve […]

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