Monthly Archives: March 2012

New Zealand – Glaciers of the West Coast

On our tour of New Zealand’s South Island, we traveled across the Southern Alps and down the west coast. On the morning of November 24 we ate breakfast full of anticipation. We were to see the glaciers that day! We … Continue reading

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New Zealand – West Coast

In 2007 my newly married hiking buddy and his New Zealand wife flew to California and we got together for the Christmas holidays. Carolyn brought big picture books of New Zealand. The picture that most¬†intrigued me¬†was a scene showing a … Continue reading

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Glaciers of the Waimakariri

The story so far: On a tour of New Zealand’s South Island, my friend Daniel and I climbed to a viewpoint 1,700 feet above the valley of the Waimakariri River in the Southern Alps. I was fascinated by the contrast … Continue reading

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New Zealand – Woolshed Hill

The story up to now: Last autumn I visited friends in New Zealand and we took a driving tour of the South Island. For five nights we stayed in the Waimakariri Valley west of Christchurch in the Southern Alps. Behind … Continue reading

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