Monthly Archives: October 2012

How We Keep the Wild Birds From Eating Our Chook Food

We bought two chooks (chickens) a couple months ago.  I was surprised that less than a week after bringing them home, our two Brown Shavers (very similar to Rhode Island Reds) began laying eggs, and they’ve been amazingly regular, giving … Continue reading

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Boating at Coromandel Town, New Zealand

A few months ago, we sold our sailboat since we couldn’t use it much, and bought ourselves an inflatable boat with electric motor.  We’ve taken our boat out a few times at our own beach.  Since we were up at Coromandel … Continue reading

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The Waterworks in Coromandel Town, New Zealand

  One place that we’ve been wanting to visit since we arrived here in Thames one and a half years ago is The Waterworks.  This is like nothing else I’ve ever seen or even heard about. This is not your … Continue reading

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Wanaka Puzzling World and Wanaka Beer Works

We stayed the last day of our South Island holiday in Wanaka, north of Queenstown, at the Wanaka Bakpaka.  After checking in, we drove out of town a ways to the Wanaka Beer Works, and the following morning, before flying … Continue reading

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Milford Sound, Fiordlands, New Zealand

We had an amazing cruise on Milford Sound in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, with good weather and plenty of space on the cruise ship (few people).  The water was smooth, other than for a few minutes as we turned around … Continue reading

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Te Anau, Manapouri, and Native New Zealand birds

We stayed three nights in Te Anau at the Kingsgate Millenium Hotel, and from there we explored the surrounding area including Milford Sound (next blog topic).  We had planned to spend our first full day exploring Doubtless Sound by kayak, … Continue reading

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Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand, including Skyline Gondola and Luge

Andrew and I again took a holiday to coincide with a conference his work sent him to, this time to Queenstown in South Island for the New Zealand Resource Management Law Association‘s annual conference.  Andrew attended talks, field trips, and … Continue reading

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