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Welcome to the Adventures of Larry and Connie Farquhar.
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Day 57 - "Epic" New Zealand Adventure 2022

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

We've been enjoying our short Hawaiian stay, playing tourist most of the time. A couple days after we arrived, Connie and I caught another short flight to the "Big Island" (Hawaii). We were here to visit Connie's cousin, Jack Lane and his wife Sandy. They moved here a few years ago and have a beautiful home overlooking the ocean. They're living the paradise life many people dream about. We sp...

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Day 48 - "Epic" New Zealand Adventure 2022

West Coast New Zealand

While staying in Queenstown, Connie, Bob and Joyce took another wine and beer tasting tour. They visited 3 wineries and sampled over 12+ wines (and some beer). They again enjoyed their tour event.   It was another beautiful drive to the West Coast to visit the Franz Josef Glacier. During the drive, we saw a different look for New Zealand. There were more farming and heavy fores...

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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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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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