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Welcome to the Adventures of Larry and Connie Farquhar.
NOV
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Day 45 - "Epic" New Zealand Adventure 2022

Building in Dunedin, New Zealand

When we arrived in Dunedin and got settled in, we took a walk around the city center for dinner. Along the walk, Connie took several photos of the unique architecture and monuments. We also visited the "steepest street" in the world, according to the Guiness Book of World Records. Baldwin Street is 529-feet-long top section climbs 155 feet vertically, an average gradient of 1:3.41. ...

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NOV
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Day 42 - "Epic" New Zealand Adventure 2022

The ferry ride from the North Island of New Zealand to the South Island went very smoothly. The 3-hour trip was enjoyable, even with rainy weather and some rough seas. We arrived in Picton on the South Island a little after noon. We explored some of the nearby viewpoints before checking into our cute motel room. The rooms at the Jasmon Court Hotel were nice. We wished we were s...

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OCT
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Day 35 - "Epic" New Zealand Adventure 2022

Troll from The Hobbit at Weta Cave

We've been pretty busy these last couple of days, so I thought I'd update the blog while I could. When we arrived in Napier, we checked into the Masonic Art Deco Hotel. The town of Napier was pretty much destroyed in 1931 by a 7.8 earthquake. Before then, the town was actually a small island. But the earthquake made the land around the island to raise over 9 feet, turning the island into a pe...

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OCT
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Day 32 - "Epic" New Zealand Adventure 2022

4 Hobbits at Hobbiton

 We can't get over how beautiful the rolling green hills are here. We're told it's not like this all year, we just happen to be here at the right time. The weather has been fantastic, with just a couple days of rain at the beginning of our driving. Since then, it's been sunny and warm. We arrived in the small coastal town of Hahei and enjoyed a picnic lunch along the Coromandel Peninsula. We ...

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OCT
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Day 26 - "Epic" New Zealand Adventure 2022

Connie and Joyce Going Māori

We hadn't made any definite plans on what to do in Tahiti. Originally, we tried to get a daytrip to visit the nearby island of Moorea, but that didn't pan out. They were already fully booked for the trip we wanted to take. We arrived in Papeete, Tahiti in the afternoon, with the ship staying in port for a couple nights. Bob and Joyce took a few short walks off ship. We tried to rent a car for...

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