Tag Archives: Christchurch

Thinking of Christchurch

Although we left Christchurch within a few hours after the quake, the experience – and our thoughts for the people who have been so seriously effected – are constantly in our minds. We have heard from several people we know … Continue reading

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Our Christchurch Quake Experience

Karen and I had been staying with our friends, Mark and Dana of s/v Northfork, in an apartment near Hagley park on the west side of downtown Christchurch. On the morning of the quake, we had left the apartment to … Continue reading

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Survived the Christchurch Earthquake!

Just a quick word to let everyone know that Karen and I (and our friends Mark and Dana) are safe and well in the aftermath of the earthquake. Karen and I were downtown and saw the famous downtown cathedral steeple … Continue reading

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Pirates and Trip Preparations

Probably most of you have heard the news about the four Americans hi-jacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean last Friday. Our hopes and prayers are with the crew of s/v Quest and that they will be released safely and … Continue reading

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Back from Backpacking

No posts the last few days because I was on a backpacking trip with Mark (of s/v Northfork – a sailboat we have traveled with from time to time). I’ll be writing a post shortly, which tells about the backpacking … Continue reading

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Change in Travel Tempo

Since we arrived in New Zealand, our travel tempo has changed dramatically. When we were crossing the Pacific, we had a more regular tempo where every few days (usually no more than a week) we would pull up anchor and … Continue reading

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Socializing in Christchurch

We have spent the last few days in Christchurch doing a bit of socializing and some more sightseeing. If we hadn’t had the colds when we first arrived here, we had intended to meet up with some friends of ours … Continue reading

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Christchurch Sightseeing Part II

Yesterday we had a really nice day. Karen and I finally appear to be getting over the nasty cold/flu. We checked out of our hotel room at last and moved over to Mark and Dana’s apartment near Hagley Park. They … Continue reading

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Bought a Car and Open Invitation

On Friday we went to go shopping for a car or camper van to make our travels around the country. We figured starting in Christchurch would be a less costly place to make the purchase. Turns out we had a … Continue reading

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First Sightseeing in Christchurch

Yesterday our friends Mark and Dana from s/v Northfork returned from their hiking trip. They braved being exposed to our colds and came over with their car to take us to downtown Christchurch for lunch. Going into town there were … Continue reading

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