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Second Road Trip in New Zealand

After moving our belongings from Pesto, having her out of the water and ready for maintenance work, and letting my emotions out , I flew to Christchurch to meet Adriana et al, who were on the way for our second road trip of the South Island ...
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The Bonus

<Edited Jul/2019: I found this post in draft format when I came back to managing the site recently. I had written it one year ago, when I was finishing moving our belongings out of Pesto. I believe I may have sent it privately to Adriana, Paulo and Raquel – but we were all in such ...
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Tonight

Tonight may be the last time I sleep onboard Pesto. Or not. Only the future knows. Whatever it comes to be, though, it will not be the same again ...
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… DONE sailing !!!

Yep … the post title is correct. The Family is DONE Sailing ...
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Around Mount Cook, Literally

I may have already mentioned on a previous post that a range of tall, rocky mountains runs near and along the western side of NZ’s South Island … ...
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Autumn Wonderland

It was unintentional – the decision to do the road trip now was solely based on our planned activities for the remainder of the year, plus to capitalize on an opportunity to do part of the trip in company of dear friends. Nevertheless, the choice of season couldn’t have been better, for we got to ...
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Doubtful for Sure

It would be incorrect and unfair to say the West side of New Zealand’s South Island is the best for visiting. The rolling hills of the Eastern Plains, unending sheep-clad green pastures, unexpected surprises hidden in the coastal cities, and the raw natural beauty of the south – they all have utter charm. That being ...
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Roaring Forties

Next on our tour of NZ’s South Island, we drove to its southernmost end ...
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Oamaru

After Christchurch we took State Highway 1 and drove straight South, toward the small town of Oamaru ...
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Quick Stop in Christchurch

From the snowy Hanmer mountains we drove Southeast, through the Canterbury Plains, on to Christchurch ...
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