Thursday, 12 March 2009

sydney

From sydney and koala hospital


[near the opera house]

From sydney and koala hospital


[Looking back on the city from "Mrs Macquaries chair"]

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[one from Port Macquarie koala hospital]

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Tandem in byron

Well after surfing(if you can call our attempts surfing and photos up when i remember to bring the CD ) yesterday. We hired a tandem to go out cycling today. We went out for 4 hours and we were still speaking at the end of it surprisingly !

From byron

Monday, 2 March 2009

Moreton island Australia

not many words for these updates , more for family and anyone who feels like looking at holiday snaps, not been cycling so not much to write about !

From Moreton island Australia


From Moreton island Australia

From Moreton island Australia

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Brisbane and Australia/steve irwin zoo

From Brisbane


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From Austrailia zoo


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Sunday, 22 February 2009

Off to Austrailia

we leave for Austrailia at 6pm tomorrow night. Leaving Fionas today for Auckland and staying in the YHA city tonight before shuttling out to the airport. Fly into Brisbane the same night. We have booked a hostel in town for that night and from there will make our way down the coast to sydney during the 3 weeks we have there !

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Billy Connolly - Rotorua energy events center

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What a show. He was sooo funny. Seats werent bad either despite us being near the back but we were up on the grandstand . much better seats than about 90% of the floor seats!

Friday, 13 February 2009

Auckland and North of Auckland ......in a car ....

From terry and jayne drive round new zealand


[jump jump jump]

From terry and jayne drive round new zealand


[27 metre tall......and people were playing in the water at the top jumping in off a rope]

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[Jayne pinching the sky tower]

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[300 odd foot freefall on a wire...looked fun but again not spending 160 dollars on it ! ]

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[Us at the top of the sky tower]

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[riding an 8 foot unicycle and stilts while jugling firesticks......in the main street]


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[Slowest hire car in the world]

From terry and jayne drive round new zealand

[its high when you realise your looking down on the skyscrapers below]

From terry and jayne drive round new zealand

[just south of 90 mile beach]

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

In Taupo now !

After a train to Palmerston North , a trip to the hospital to check all was well (and it apparently was) then a bus to Taurangi We resumed cycling from there. We cycled the 50k to Taupo yesterday and it didnt feel too bad.

But first we headed to the Thermal Hot pools at Tokaanu


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As we headed along the road we got treated to views of the three volcanos in Tongariro national park at the end of lake taupo


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[Kid jumping into thermal rock pools]

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Here a thermal stream meets the Waikato river giving toasty warm pools of over 40 degrees! The perfect way to relax after some riding.


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[Jayne riding her bike off road]


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[and again]


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[And Jayne riding her bike off THE road!]

After spontaniously deciding to do some mountain biking to Huka Falls, it all went a bit pear shaped when jaynes shoulder bag swung off while riding and dragged her with it. The result was Jayne and her bike lying in a heap halfway down the verge....Mum and Dad don't worry, I'm fine. Just a few scrapes and a lot of jokes from Terry!


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[Us after reaching Huka Falls.... all limbs still intact. We saw the falls in the sun this time (we were here just under a year ago in a hire car in the rain.....it wasn't as nice)]

Friday, 23 January 2009

Nelson to Wellington

Sorry for lack of updates , been a bit under the weather . Feeling better now though after some rest in wellington

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[friendly ducks in picton ....its not a trick that duck only has one leg and it hops everywhere!!]

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Ferry to wellington through the sounds

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[coming into wellington]

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[dolphin skeleton at Te papa museum]

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[pigmy whale skeleton ...about 25 metres long]

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[closest we have seen to an actual kiwi]

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[a stuffed tuatara ...they live to over 200 years old]

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[the britten homebuilt in NZ daytona winning motor bike]

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[wellington cable car]

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[playing with the settings on the camera....a flower in the botanical gardens]

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[going down the cable car]

Off to get a train to palmerston north tomorrow , missing out about 160k section of mad road. Its very very windy and very very busy ....and not to mention motorway so we are not allowed to ride it anyway. heading up over dessert road to taupo after we get on the road again.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Abel Tasman Kayaking

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[fishermans island]

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[lots of posh boats about]

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[Rocky shoreline]

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[warm water]

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[snorkling]

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[sunset anchorage]

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[early morning paddle]

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[rocky beach]

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[fish right at shore line]

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[they had a fleet of these old tractors for transporting the boats. They transport you up the slip way and right to the kayaking center in the boat and your about 50meters in land before you actually get off the boat ! ]