Monthly Archives: July 2013

A plug for spaceweather.com

Chatting this evening with a friend about meteor showers reminded me about spaceweather.com , which is also good for aurora forecasts!

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Passports and visas!

I’m an American citizen, but a New Zealand resident, which means that I need to maintain a current US passport and NZ resident visa.  Very exciting! The visa is a sticker in my passport, and my passport was going to … Continue reading

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Taupo, Napier, Wellington

The last few days have been spent wandering around a few towns in the North Island; mainly Taupo, Napier, and Wellington.  We’ve had a good time and covered a bit of ground too, but I haven’t taken many pictures and don’t … Continue reading

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Rotorua

After the Tongariro Crossing, I went up to Rotorua, where I met up with a friend from my previous job who’ll be joining until we get back to Christchurch.  We did a couple little day trips around the area and … Continue reading

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Tongariro Crossing

A couple days after my attempt at the Tongariro Northern Circuit, I heard that guided trips had started going over the Tongariro Crossing – a one day walk over the more interesting terrain on the Northern Circuit.  So, I will … Continue reading

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More on that lock

Quite annoying, but not as annoying as if the perpetrator had been successful!  I figure that this is a bit of an invitation for someone else to “finish the job”, so have been stashing anything valuable outside the car, and … Continue reading

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Tongariro Alpine Excursion

After a night in Wanganui, I left for “National Park”, the town, to be closer to access the Tongariro Northern Circuit.  Hugo, an Argentine guy from the hostel there, came along for the ride – we had spent several hours … Continue reading

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