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Bird Watching

2015-02-17T08:12:40+00:00 February 28th, 2006|New Zealand|

We hiked up about 10km to this ice cave at the bottom of the glacier (I'm standing in it, if you look closely). It was drippy and cool, which felt pretty good after our uphill [...]

Arthur’s Pass, NZ

2015-02-17T08:12:40+00:00 February 28th, 2006|New Zealand|

Here we are the the Wilderness Lodge at Arthur's Pass, which was our best stay in NZ. It's a working sheep and cattle ranch, with owners that are passionate and knowledgeable about the environment. We [...]

Southern Alps

2015-02-17T08:12:41+00:00 February 28th, 2006|New Zealand|

We are in the Southern Alps and the glaciers and mountains are breathtaking. The Franz Josef and Fox glaciers are only about 200 meters above sea level, in the midst of a lush rainforest. While [...]

Siberian Experience

2015-02-17T08:12:41+00:00 February 21st, 2006|New Zealand|

The hike was through streams and the rainforest, with lovely moss and mushrooms along a glacial whitewater river. No bears to worry about here. We got our feet plenty wet and muddy, despite the fact [...]

Makarora, NZ

2015-02-17T08:12:41+00:00 February 21st, 2006|New Zealand|

This small town has but one claim to fame...the SIBERIAN EXPERIENCE! They helicopter you out in the woods, and you find your way back about 4 1/2 hours later to the jet boat pick up [...]

Lake Marian, NZ

2015-02-17T08:12:41+00:00 February 21st, 2006|New Zealand|

A three hour hike near Milford Sound. They said to be ready for all kinds of weather here, so we carted up coats, sweaters and raingear. Turned out to be a beautiful, sunny and humid [...]

Milford Sound, NZ

2015-02-17T08:12:41+00:00 February 21st, 2006|New Zealand|

Our 80 ft. boat sailed very close to a huge (2,000 ft) waterfall, that sprayed so much it cleared the decks of all onlookers. Mike was the last man standing, happy but soaked when we'd [...]

Milford Sound, NZ

2017-09-14T09:49:58+00:00 February 21st, 2006|New Zealand|

Not a sound (apparently misnamed), this is actually a fjord. (We learned that sounds are created by rivers, fjords by glaciers). We flew there in on a Cessna (top photo includes the wing), and took [...]