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Regarding the Locals

Enroute Mt. Aspiring, NZ We would be remiss to recount our many adventures in New Zealand and never once mention the Maori. The “native” people of New Zealand are themselves settlers from a foreign land.  Polynesian in origin, the Maori … Continue reading

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To simply be

Helensville, NZ Despite rumors to the contrary, there’s a lot more out in the farms of New Zealand than Kiwis, possums and sheep: Sometimes things fall into place and life moves on when we’re least expecting it.  After about a month our … Continue reading

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Proximity

Whangarei, NZ The sailing life leads to odd relationships.  Not odd in the quality but more in the means employed in establishing and growing those interpersonal connections: the happenstance, randomness and good fortune involved in who we even have the … Continue reading

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Taking the Long Way Around

Tiffany: So it’s that time again for Greg to take the mic for his birthday message:   Greg: 2 years ago today I wrote you  from a remote island in the middle of French Polynesia in between diving lessons. Last … Continue reading

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New Zealand Interstate

Enroute Dunedin, NZ The Great Kiwi Roadtrip continues!! We make it a habit of reporting things to the highway patrol.  This mostly started when Tiffany and Greg’s Mom teamed up on him and forced him to quit stopping for motorists … Continue reading

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Burritos are not square…

Wellington, NZ The Great Kiwi Roadtrip continues!! The Interislander Ferry is located in Wellington, the national capital of New Zealand which is situated on the southernmost tip of the North Island.  No, we hadn’t ever heard of it either.  Mostly … Continue reading

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Lone Star Wines

More from the Grog Files: So spending a month in The Lone Star State helping our friend out and loaning him Greg to do duties as best man gave us only a few evenings to ourselves during which time we … Continue reading

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In Search of Castle Kiwi

Auckland, NZ Us: “No, mom, really what do you want to do while we’re in New Zealand?” Mom: “Oh I’ll just do whatever you’re doing” We’ve been down this road before with Greg’s mom.  She doesn’t want to intrude.  But … Continue reading

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Kiwis on Water Skis

Auckland, NZ Having completed our assorted obligations to hearth & home, we returned to a much warmer New Zealand a few months later.  As our winter is their summer, that worked out in our favor.  Tiffany would like to point … Continue reading

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City of om-nom!

San Antonio, TX When you’re lucky enough to be exposed to a new culture with one of your good friends as a card carrying member, you get to breeze by all the touristy stuff and get a back stage pass … Continue reading

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