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Two motorcycles on their way from Sydney to Christchurch – airfreight

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From time to time, when the land ends and there is only water in front of us, we have to find an alternative mode of transport – the bikes (and we) have to continue either by plane or by boat. This was of cause also the case when we wanted to go to New Zealand. In the following blog post…

Goodbye budget, hello deliciousness!

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Goodbye budget, hello deliciousness!
August 24, 2013

It was with a heavy heart that we boarded the plane to Wellington for a long weekend of Beer tasting and general gluttony.
Who am I kidding? We were practically skipping with joy, well I actually was. Ben expressed his enthusiasm through the medium of not being asleep—despite the early morning flight.
As…

Searching for Lamb – South Island, New Zealand

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STOP! I think I can get this one! Jim slammed on the brakes as we rounded the bend, startled by my outburst. I leaped from the van, camera in hand, in what proved to be yet another failed attempt to photograph a sleeping baby lamb.
New Zealand is full of sheep. The commonly heard phrase “more sheep than people” is not exaggerated.…

New Zealand by Campervan

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I have put off writing this blog for a long time. Somehow, putting it all into words seemed as though it might somehow lesson the magic of our time in New Zealand. New Zealand was like a dream, a country we felt connected to long before we ever arrived on her shores. It offered everything we love; stunning coastlines, jagged…

Heli-Hiking Franz Josef Glacier – a Must Do!

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As we worked our way from the East coast of South Island New Zealand to the West coast, our thoughts were on one thing. Getting to Franz Josef to do some heli-hiking on the Glacier. Check one off the bucket list.

 
We began by spending the night in Franz Josef Township, a tiny town of a mere 250 residents.…

The soul of riding

Before I hit the flat lands properly I had some fun riding through recreated historical towns…

More impressionist masterpieces…

And more scenes from LOTR, this one being close to where they filmed the chase scenes through Rohan to Fangorn forest.

I also met up with another rider, though he spent far too much time just staring at the views, so…

It’s like they picked out all raisins…

…And left the rest of the world with the bran flakes.
Hitting the south coast it was time to do the mandatory ‘Southern Most Point’ pic at Bluff and like most of these points, it’s technically not the southern most point (that honour belongs to Slope Point), but it’s the traditional one, so it gets the pic.

I then had a wonderful…

Back to the classics

Off to Milford Sound and another ride down a couple of different memory lanes…
My luck was holding out and the normally rainy area was filled with puffy white clouds and warm sunlight.  This, of course, meant plenty of tourist buses, cars, and caravans on the road.  All things that tend act as fun vacuums on bike, but on this road there was…

The revenge!

Now, as an obvious punishment for doubting the filming choices of Sir Jackson, the heavens opened up again.  I road straight past Mount Taranaki (Egmont) without even catching a glimpse of it.  Wellington wasn’t much better, so a ferry to the sunny South Island seemed like the best choice.

As we entered the fjords leading to Picton it seemed that I had…

Not just new memories

After traveling around for so long (or just getting older I suppose), you get used to your mind traveling without you.  Almost any simple sight can teleport you back to another time and place- a memory forgotten brought back in an instant.  Some of these flashes are simple visual similarities with other places you’ve visited.  Others can sweep you away…

Calling Chile….!!

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The Gypsy Biker World Tour is coming to ya, ready or not…!! In a few short hours, I will lift off from Auckland, New Zealand, and fly backwards in time to arrive in Santiago, getting there about five hours before I take off from here…!! Who says time travel is impossible…?? The 5th Continent awaits [...]…

Festive Times in Auckland…

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The more time I spent in Auckland, the more determined I was to come back here one day and travel the length and breadth of this beautiful country… The people I have met have been super friendly, and not one of them has mentioned the rugby…!! My stay here has been short, but filled with [...]…