April 25, 2007 GMT
Our Last Month in New Zealand
Near Lake Wanaka, South Island
We spent a relaxing week camping on the shore of Lake Wanaka. The weather was perfect with sunny, warm days and clear nights for watching the stars.
Posted by David Welton at 07:54 PM
March 04, 2007 GMT
Still in New Zealand
After David's mom left Christchurch to go back to Canada, we started our camping trip again. We found a very beautiful place, Lake Tekapo with a milky aqua color that reminded us of Lake Louise in Alberta.
Lake Tekapo, South Island
Posted by David Welton at 10:12 PM
January 31, 2007 GMT
New Zealand in January
We're still in New Zealand, enjoying the riding. After a rainy and cold New Year's, the weather is gradually improving.
Posted by Deb Welton at 03:49 AM
January 03, 2007 GMT
We continued our tour of the North Island, traveling south of Auckland and to the east to the Coromandel Pennisula, a favorite place for New Zealanders to spend the holidays. Unfortunately, the weather was cloudy and rainy so we probably didn't appreciate it as much as we should have. One day, we hiked in the rain to a nice bay called Cathedral Cove.
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula
Posted by Deb Welton at 02:05 AM
December 16, 2006 GMT
Land of the Kiwi
We made it to New Zealand, arriving on Nov. 30. We left Chile with our motorcycles sitting in the warehouse and assurances that there was a 99% chance they would be on the next flight. Our motorcycles arrived the day after we did much to our relief.
Posted by Deb Welton at 07:13 AM