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Cathedral cove again! A beach day

12 October 2018
cathedral cove NZ

Before officially going on a road trip I wanted to see Coromandel and particularly Cathedral Cove one last time! Journey The Coromandel and its mythical Cathedral Cove are not really on the way to another destination. That’s why I preferred to make an express round trip from Auckland. I probably would not have time to come back after … After the escape room organized by my collegues on the occasion of my leaving I drove directly to Whitianga. Well, almost,…

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Winter in New Zealand

24 August 2018
piha-hiver NZ

In New Zealand, winter starts on June 1st (not at the solstice) and lasts until the end of August. I spent this winter 2018 working in Auckland, not the most fun 🙄. Weather in New Zealand Auckland (and overall north island) The Auckland winter is not very cold … But rather very rainy! In general, the weather is rather capricious in Auckland because of its enclave between two oceans. Winter is still relatively rare to have a full day without…

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4d week-end in Christchurch

5 July 2018
pont-remembrance-Christchurch NZ

During my preparation of my weekend I was thinking of doing a road trip around Christchurch for 4 days. And then I finally took a appointment for a new tattoo, incorrigible! Christchurch city Christchurch is the biggest city of the South Island and the point of arrival of the international flights of this island. The city has been affected by several powerful earthquakes in 2010, 2011 and 2016. At present the city is still under reconstruction. It gives the impression…

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Road trip to Cape Reinga (3 days)

10 June 2018
cape reinga NZ

For the Queen’s birthday’s long weekend I made a road trip in the Northland with the aim to reach Cape Reinga. This is the northernmost point of New Zealand! First step : Whangarei falls 425km separate Auckland from Cape Reinga. Having 3 days ahead I made a relaxed journey. I first went to Whangarei Falls. I already had the opportunity to visit this city but having no van at the time I didn’t go to see this falls. It was a rainy…

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A weekend at Waiheke Island

12 May 2018
Little Oneroa Waiheke Island NZ

On the occasion of his half marathon I spent a weekend at Waiheke Island, a small island off Auckland. I am talking here about this beautiful island and I prepare an article for the race’s minute (and my Frequency Running’s training). Presentation and access Waiheke Island is a small island off Auckland. It is accessed via a ferry ($38 return) from Auckland Harbor, allow about 45 minutes, each hour). The local bus company serves the island very well. And since…

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Cruise day in Milford Sound

2 May 2018
Milford sound NZ

Having never been to South Island before, I decided to spend a short weekend in Queenstown including a cruise in Milford Sound. This is a Fjord located in the Fiordland Nature Park. Cruise in Milford Sound Tour from Queenstown As I don’t have a campervan in the South Island (yes because I just bought a campervan!) I chose to go through a tour operator from Queenstown. You will find several going to Milford Sound at a reduced price on Book…

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Mount Maunganui 14km run

22 March 2018
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To prepare for my Waiheke Island half-marathon in May, I signed up for a few races before, including this one at Mount Maunganui. New Zealand’s second race after the half of Wellington. Mount Maunganui is a peninsula east of Tauranga overlooked by an ancient 232m volcano. It is a pretty “surfer” seaside place. Tauranga Leaving Auckland on a Friday after work I preferred to make a first stop at Tauranga. Indeed, my Intercity bus initially had a scheduled arrival at…

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Weekend in Wellington and first 2018’s half marathon

25 February 2018

During the “Cigna rounds the bay” half marathon, I went to spend a weekend in the capital of this wonderful country, Wellington. I will take you to discover this wonderful city! Arrival in Wellington In order to save some time I took an internal flight Auckland-Wellington. First surprise, no boarding pass needed to pass the baggage scanner. And second very big surprise, the identity of the passengers is not verified !! Yes here we trust everyone. I hope they will…

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