Hawaii

Oh, we forgot to mention, we went to Hawaii. If you draw a straight line between Alaska and New Zealand, Hawaii just happens to be right in the middle, and also the cheapest way to fly from NZ to AK (when we booked) was via a 3 day stopover in Hawaii. So we booked our…

The Great Auckland Bike Market

Jules, ever the organised one, discovered a bike market taking place in Auckland the Sunday before we were leaving the country. We had mountain bikes to sell, so we turned up, hoping for the best. There were hundreds of bikes for sale, so we added ours to the rack and went for a wander around…

Tour de Doom

On our way up through the North Island, we stopped in to visit Pete, a Fox Glacier Guide who’d just started guiding the Tongariro Crossing. Despite having walked the crossing every day for the last 5 days, he agreed to join us for a 3 day hike around Mount Ngauruhoe, better known to Lord of…