Monthly Archives: July 2016

7th July – Te Papa Museum

Yesterday, I spent a few hours in the museum.  Today though, I decided to enjoy the rest of it. Te Papa is a large museum in the heart of Wellington with over 6 storeys.  As an added bonus, it’s completely … Continue reading

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6th July – Stray: Wellington

I was right.  My body is completely aching, if my legs are still talking to me tonight I will be very surprised.  At least they’ll be spending most of the day in the bus, as it’s a good 6-7 hour … Continue reading

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5th July – Stray: Tongariro Crossing

It’s at the ungodly hour of 5:30 that our lodge wakes up and scrambles together to get out the door at 6:30. I have an enormous respect for Nats, that road is crazy windy, has no lights, and its covered … Continue reading

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4th July – Stray Bus: Blue Duck Lodge

Clearly, everyone needed the sleep.  The only people who dragged themselves out of bed before 8 were the horse riders who leave in the morning.  Even though I woke up around 7, point blank refused to leave my bed until … Continue reading

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3rd July – Stray Bus: Blue Duck Lodge

I’m so glad I bought a jacket in Rotorua, because when we walk outside, the lodge is surrounded in white fog and there’s frost on the ground.  It is bitterly cold, and we’re all but running in between the kitchen … Continue reading

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2nd July – Stray Bus: Kohutapu Lodge

The Stray bus picks me up from Rotorua at 12:50, so I have the morning to check out and do whatever I need.  I intend to have one last look around town to get gloves (most of yesterday was spent … Continue reading

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30th June – Stray Bus: Zorbing

In the morning, everyone’s delighted to find that in addition to cereal, Piwi has provided French toast for breakfast.  It means we can fuel up before I say goodbye to everyone, as I’m sticking around Rotorua for a few days. … Continue reading

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