Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Auckland NZ Back to Vermont Day 15 Go Ahead NZ Untamed Landscapes #goaheadtours #newzealand


Traveler's Log Thursday December 1, 2016
Auckland Harbor
Plane over the Rockies


Kia Ora
Jay and I are ready for some time travel. Somehow we're leaving Auckland Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m. flying into San Francisco and landing in Boston at 5:30 p.m on Dec. 1. OK...

We're up with the sun and heading down to the Auckland waterfront for the morning.



We heard that New Zealand has more boats per capita than anywhere in the world and seeing this harbor, I don't doubt it.

They even have a pop-up library.

And I finally got to see water draining counterclockwise. Weren't we all told this in school, that the south hemisphere is closer to the South Pole so water drains backwards...


Flying over The Rockies was pretty cool.


What a spectacularly magical place New Zealand is. I would go again in a heartbeat.

I just wish they were closer than 14 hours from Houston.

Traveler's Log December 14, 2016
We're back in Vermont now and 11 days from Christmas. We have snow so the ski areas are happy and I am too. (I just don't like it when the temperature goes below 20 F)


Happy Holidays Everyone!

I hope you get to see New Zealand first hand some day.

Day 1 and 2-Travel Days to New Zealand
Day 3 Queenstown
Day 4 Milford Sound
Day 5 Queenstown, Free Day
Day 6 Fox Glacier
Day 7 Hokitika, Punakaiki
Day 8 Pancake Rocks, Cape Foulwind, Westport, Nelson
Day 9 Nelson, Dinner with a Kiwi Family
Day 10 Nelson to Wellington
Day 11 Wellington
Day 12 Wellington to Rotorua
Day 13 Rotorua morning
Day 13 Māori Culture afternoon and evening
Day 14 Rotorua to Auckland
Day 15 Auckland, Back to Vermont





FYI Christchurch Quake Map There was a 7.8M quake a few days before we landed. This map shows all the quakes then and now.



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