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Month: February 2018

Mueller Hut day hike – Epic tramp near Aoraki / Mount Cook

Mueller Hut day hike – Epic tramp near Aoraki / Mount Cook

Out of all the hiking possibilities in New Zealand, this Mueller Hut day hike was the one I wanted to try the most. Most online descriptions of the walk advise you to hike up, stay the night at Mueller hut before returning the following day. But alas, I was too late to book accommodation, and we had no chance of staying up above the clouds. Looking at the statistics for the hike, I was pretty confident we could manage the…

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Monty Update – Cat in Canadian snow

Monty Update – Cat in Canadian snow

I was sent home early today because it was snowing so much here in Vancouver. UBC had turned completely white, and the buses were starting to really struggle in the snow. Our boss decided it was unsafe, so we all headed home. So, as I had an afternoon with Monty, I thought I might as well write a new post about him. This is mainly for Mum, Araceli (new Mum) and Grandma. They are the ones that ask most often…

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4 Easy hikes near Lake Tekapo

4 Easy hikes near Lake Tekapo

After one pleasant walk along lake Tekapo (once the rain had stopped pelting us!) we were keen to stretch our legs a little more before dinner. So we searched on the map of the local area to see if there were any other easy hikes near Lake Tekapo. There were! Just in case other people would like to try some of them, I thought I should share them all. We used one of the tourist maps provided by our hotel….

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Mount John Walkway near Lake Tekapo

Mount John Walkway near Lake Tekapo

An easy walk close to lake Tekapo: The Mount John Walkway is perfect if you arrive at Lake Tekapo and need to stretch your legs before you head to the hot springs or eat all the yummy food! When we arrived at Lake Tekapo it was raining. It wasn’t crazily heavy rain, but the lady behind the counter at our hotel told us we shouldn’t attempt the whole¬†Mount John Walkway because we’d be soaked. She suggested we take the shorter…

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