Monthly Archives: February 2014

Old Ghost Road to Specimen Point Hut

The  Mokihinui River

Having walked to the first hut at the other end of the Old Ghost Road, a mountain biking and tramping track that runs from the Lyell in the Upper Buller Gorge to the Mokihinui River in the north of the … Continue reading

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Lucca

Part of the outer wall of Lucca.

After visiting Florence in May 2013, we stopped for one night at Lucca, an ancient city in Tuscany which dates back to Etruscan and ancient Roman times. The current defensive walls were designed by Leonardo Da Vinci and were never … Continue reading

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Florence

Clare rests on a wall on the Arno River with the Ponte Vecchio in the background.

Cliff and I took advantage of the easy train travel in Italy to take a trip to Florence during our stay at Sussurri di Mare. The trip took about three and a half hours with a change of train at … Continue reading

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