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The final stretch home

We had plenty of time to get from Cheviot to Kaikoura so we had a few good stops. At Kaikoura we went to see the seals at the peninsula. I mistakenly mentioned to Alayna that they were sealions and from then on they were not fur seals, they were sealions. Read more…

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Clear air views

Saturday night saw a strong southerly blowing through the lower North Island. The wind was mostly gone by Sunday and the afternoon was cool but clear with a uninterrupted views to the western horizon. I’ve been waiting a day like this and as sunset neared I drove north to the Read more…

By brendon, ago
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At the Weta Cave

Photo by Brendon & Keryn Dragons on the gate This last week we’ve twice been out to the Weta Cave in Miramar. On Wednesday evening the director Guillermo del Toro was signing his new novel (written with Chuck Hogan) The Strain and we took along our copy of The Devils Read more…

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Day 100 : Puno to La Paz

Driving from Puno early we headed straight for the border with Bolivia. The border town was busy but thankfully not as much of a market as the previous border. There was a bit of queuing but things went well and we were soon all stamped up and in Bolivia. A Read more…

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Day 97 : Cusco to Puno

We left Cusco today heading for the city Puno on the shore of Lake Titicaca. We stopped at the monument overlooking Cuzco near Sacsayhuaman and took some group photos as a diversion so Danny wouldn’t realise that a cake was being taken out for him back at the truck. Once Read more…

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Day 85 : Puerto Inka to Arequipa

It was another driving day today. We travelled from Puerto Inka inland to Arequipa, a lovely colonial city. The drive itself was mostly through desert, nothing we hadn’t seen before, and I don’t remember much about it. We left Puerto Inka around 9am and arrived in the late afternoon in Read more…

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Upcoming Trip

Time seems to be moving very quickly now and before we know it we will be all packed up and heading off on our big trip! Under the Maps menu I’ve added maps of the trip and also under the Calendar menu I’ve put in where I think we will Read more…

By Keryn, ago
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#!%$!

Got home, turned on the computer and not much happened. Got Keryn to come and see that the computer was “doing that thing I told you about the other day” and she told me it had turned itself off. Several hours of poking, cleaning, removing components and trying different combinations Read more…

By Brendon Doran, ago
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Affirmation

We had our Citizenship Ceremony this morning and are both now officially British, though we get to keep our New Zealand citizenship as well. Next step is to get UK passports and then that’s one 5 and a half year task complete. In other news I’ve switched to the new Read more…

By Brendon Doran, ago