Monthly Archives: February 2012

A bonus leap-year day of Maori lyricism and mysticism

If you want to get to the (almost) northernmost tip of the island, Cape Reinga, ¬†and you don’t have your own transport, you need to join a tour. So at some very antisocial hour this morning I found myself boarding, … Continue reading

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The Far North

I’m writing this from the small town of Kaitaia in ‘The Far North’. That’s what they call the top bit of North Island, and I think it’s partly why I was drawn to coming here – it sounds adventurous and … Continue reading

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Every day’s a school day…

Today I spent the day exploring and relaxing in the Bucklands Beach area of Auckland, where Will and Juliet live, and planning the next leg of my travels. It will be with reluctance that I leave the wonderful bubble of … Continue reading

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Swimming with the fishes

I just returned from a fantastic weekend camping trip with Will and Juliet to Goat Island marine nature reserve on the east coast, north of Auckland. Around 70 years ago, this area of water was declared a protected zone and … Continue reading

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Geeking out with plants

Today I took a ferry across to the volcanic island, Rangitoto, and climbed to the summit. The island was formed when a volcano erupted around 600 years ago, and now comprises a strange mixture of bare areas of black, volcanic … Continue reading

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Becky May Blog (if she can be bothered)

I am new to blogging and feeling a bit weird about putting my rambling thoughts and musings out there. However, seeing as I’m doing this travel thing on my own, I thought it would be a way of sharing my … Continue reading

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