West Coast Wilderness Trail

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We headed off with the Bairds over Arthurs Pass (stopping for a wander up the Bealey Valley to stretch the legs) to base ourselves for 4 nights in Kumara on the West Coast in close proximity to the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Our first day there proved to be stunning…

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Summer Sailing

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Been great to get the dinghy in the water a little bit more this summer, although I’m still put off by the amount of powerboats and jet-skis using the public slip in Lyttelton; never found the time to join up with Naval Point Yacht Club to use their slip. 🙁 …

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Adventures in Auckland

After a few days up in Auckland on a training course, the rest of the family came up to join me for the weekend to stay with friends Mac & Brenda who live in an awesome spot backing on to Mt Eden/Maungawhau.  I had a great time exploring with my…

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Alexandra and the Rail Trail

Managed to get down to Alexandra for a few days to stay with the Bairds and do some mountain-biking here and there. The kids all had a ball on the BMX track in Alex, and we also managed to get out on the bikes along/near the Central Otago Rail Trail…

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Waitangi Weekend in the Canterbury High Country

A long Waitangi Day weekend produced a fantastic bit of summer weather with a family ride along the Hogs Back Track with the Maddigans on Waitangi Day itself, followed by a decent day tramp the next day up to Temple Basin in Arthurs Pass.

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England & Singapore

The last leg of our Europe trip was staying with friends near London giving us the opportunity to do a few “big city” activities, including the Natural History Museum, banks and bridges along the Thames, Windsor Castle etc.

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