Monthly Archives: February 2013

Baby snake, baby sitter

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Phobos’s scared face

Phobos is the larger and closer of the two natural satellites of Mars. With a mean radius of 11.1 km, Phobos is 7.24 times as massive as the second moon Deimos. It is named after the Greek god Phobos, a … Continue reading

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Should wear your glasses

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Kaiaua again

Have reached the start of the North. Kaiaua morning, the sea and the sky blend together in such a wonderful way.

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Leaving the South Island

Left Kowhai Bush and drove the remaining 70 kms to Blenheim. Had coffee and a leisurely stroll around town. Decided I would go on to Picton after lunch. Got there at 1.50 and went to the booking office for the … Continue reading

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Phil does it again

Prince Philip to a Filipino nurse: “The Philippines must be half empty – you’re all here running the NHS.” original here

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Greymouth, and then?

Finally have returned to Greymouth. Have essentially gone right around the South Island now, only missing out the Kaikoua coast. I am afraid, and glad, that Northland beckons. I am heading for Blenheim, then on to Picton and the North … Continue reading

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Getting low on Fuel, rescued in Ross

Left Okarito and headed north intending to stay at a couple of DOC camps but noticed that I probably did not have enough fuel to make any side trips so gently rolled on to HariHari, but the gas station was … Continue reading

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Off to Okarito

Generally a well to do settlement just north of Franz Joseph Glacier. Excellent motorcamp run by the local community. $10 bucks a night, with hot showers for an extra $1. Took a walk up to the trig station which gave … Continue reading

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Copeland Track

After Munro’s Beach called in to the start of the Copeland Pass track. This track runs from the Westcoast over the Copeland Pass and down to Mount Cook and is one of the ways to cross the Main Divide. It … Continue reading

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