Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 13

We woke up early grabbed a coffee and headed out, really not much to do in this part of the world, headed over to Palmerston North to see The Old Brickworks, pretty uninspiring after the Cement Works the other week. Stopped at Opiki Toll Bridge (or what is left of it). So we continued onto…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 12

After spending the night in the worst hotel, so hot and stuffy and noisy, no hot water to speak of so we gave up and left this little hell hole and quickly drove to Mata Mata and the Hobbiton Movie Set. We did this last time and we still loved it, although we did not…

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Tuesday’s Textures

I spent most of last week feeling miserable and trying to sit and concentrate on anything was difficult, so I took this image (Lake Taupo, NZ) and just played with it, I adored the Monotone image, the calmness of the water and I simply made it a little more painterly. ~ Julz, xo

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 11

Due to complete exhaustion from the previous day or so we had a bit of a sleep in (I think I slept something like 11 hours!) and left Rotorua for Taupo. We briefly stopped at Huka Falls, honestly not very pretty there was a LOT of water going over, but brown and muddy and did…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 10

This time we were off to visit another Geo Thermal area, also near Rotorua (the area is full of them), this time it was Wai Mangu, it is more expensive and not quite the drawcard tourist wise as Wai-O-Tapu for a few very obvious reasons; the cost (triple the price, plus the optional boat cruise),…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 9

Day 9 we finally got to revisit Wai-O-Tapu thermal pools, this location is in part a driving force to getting us back to New Zealand, our last trip we had a brisk 45-minute walk and only managed the first track (There are three). See the pics from our first visit here We woke to a…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 8

Visited the Burke Street Wharf in the early morning light, the tide was out and we had very pretty light hitting the remains of the wharf and creating fabulous shadows in the mud flats. All too soon it was time to be off again. Doubling back on ourselves we drove back through Whatatete Bay, so…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 7

We had the luxury of a small sleep in, then with coffee in hand, we headed off to Whitianga for our cruise into Cathedral Cove. It was a leisurely one hour drive through some pretty, but hilly countryside (Oh who am I kidding, not too many parts of NZ are NOT Flat! – but these…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 6

A truly horrible night spent in a horrible hotel, these guys did NOT get a favourable review on Trip Advisor! Too hot, too noisy, we were awake and could not sleep so we left early. Sadly it turns out they also had bed bugs, as we came in so late, we neglected to check the…

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Tuesday’s Textures

Still playing with some images from our trip, and probably will be for a while, found this little guy and his friend at Gumdiggers Park, NZ ~ Julz, xo  

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