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We went to Havelock for lunch, which is supposed to be the Green Lip mussel capital of NZ. Chris was excited so we had a nice lunch of fresh local mussels, even though we both agree that we prefer the smaller black mussels that we get at home, and here. For some reason the Kiwis like the big...

permalink written by  chrischarly on February 16, 2012 from Havelock, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Chris and Charly Down Under



Nydia Track, Day 2 - Night 86

I arose around 7am, had a short breakfast and packed my bags. The sign said 5 ½ hours hike to Duncan Bay (where our shuttle is meeting us), so we had plenty of time. After a bit of reading, I left Te Mahoerangi around 8:15, Teresa decided to stay for awhile so I pushed on alone. The weather...

permalink written by  exumenius on January 4, 2008 from Havelock, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Kiwis and Kangaroos



Nydia Track, Day 1 - Night 85

The water taxi for Shag Point, our drop off location, left at 10am. There was only one other hiker with me today, a 40 year old woman from Wellington named Teresa. On board the boat was an elderly couple with their grandkids headed for a holiday home somewhere in the Sounds, as well as a young...

permalink written by  exumenius on January 3, 2008 from Havelock, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Kiwis and Kangaroos



On to Havelock - Night 84

I awoke refreshed and took a short morning jog around the Picton Harbor. Though only 6:30, the docks were busy as guide boats, diving rigs, and fishing trawlers prepared for the day. It has always seemed to me that people in the marine industry are early risers…perhaps I have a future in such...

permalink written by  exumenius on January 2, 2008 from Havelock, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Kiwis and Kangaroos



Across Cook Strait - Night 83

I awoke sharply at 6:30 full of piss and vinegar, ready to meet the new year head on - regardless of the fact that I finally crawled into bed around 3am without a modicum of sobriety. My body’s internal clock functions precisely in spite of imbibation and/or exhaustion…or maybe because of it. I...

permalink written by  exumenius on January 1, 2008 from Havelock, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Kiwis and Kangaroos



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