Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Years!

For New Years Katie, Peter, Amy and I all went to Martinborough. It's a great little town in the wairarapa Valley near Wellington. This is the road we took to get over the mountain. It's about a 45 minute drive. These pictures were taken at the Summit Cafe at the highest point on the road.


This is the house we rented for the weekend, it was a beautiful place:

This should give you an idea of the size of the town... this is the police station:

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Wellington's beaches

Amy and I went for a drive yesterday around some of the beachier suburbs of Wellington: Scorching Bay, Island Bay, Lyle Bay, etc... We saw the boat from King Kong rusting in the harbor near the airport and lots of beautiful blue water.

The island of Island Bay fame:This is right behind the airport, you can see a plane coming in for a landing:

This is Wellington as viewed from out past the airport:
Some cool swimming platforms for diving in the bay, we wished we had brought our "togs":

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hiking

On the way back to Auckland I stopped a couple places and did some hiking at Whangarei Falls and in the hills above Paihia.



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Saturday, December 15, 2007

On the road...

After a couple weeks of working hard I decided to rent a car and drive up to the Bay of Islands about 3.5 hours north of Auckland.

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