Monthly Archives: March 2012

Jim’s Flat on the Ahaura River

Reflection on the Ahaura River

The day started out windy and cold with a cloud bank that seemed to go on forever. Since our house was on the way from Greymouth, Graham and Trevor picked us up. We had to retreat into the gorse by … Continue reading

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Heaphy Track February 2012 (part 2)

Snail crossing

We met up with a giant snail a while back. This sign graces a welcome marker letting the tramper know the hut is one kilometre away. The one kilometre before arriving at a hut seem to be at least twice … Continue reading

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Ellerslie International Flower Show

Ellerslie flower symbol

This blog entry was definitely in the garden, but certainly not in our garden. Thursday and Friday Cliff and I were volunteers at the Ellerslie International Flower Show in Christchurch. We were all set to go last year but the … Continue reading

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Heaphy Track February 2012 (part 1)

Heaphy Hut from the air

New Zealand has nine “Great Walks”, multi-day hikes with huts spaced out so the trampers don’t need to carry tents unless they prefer to camp. Everyone says the Heaphy Track is the most interesting with the most varied scenery and … Continue reading

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