Wellington Walks

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KingstonOne of the things about being broke all the time is that the best way to get places is to walk. Which is actually very good for you — mind and body-wise, and fortunately, we love it. While living in Wellington, unfortunately our laundromat was at the bottom of a huge hill so every two weeks on my one day off a week we dragged our backpacks stuffed with dirty clothes down the mountain and hauled our freshly folded clean laundry back up a steep hill. It sure felt great when we got to the top and flopped down looking out over the hilltops of Wellington.

Wellington really feels like the end of the world in many ways, being at the tip of the North Island of New Zealand. With the wind and waves of all of the mighty Pacific Ocean rushing through the narrow Cook Straight, it gets the most changeable weather and wild winds of any place I have ever lived. I loved walking around the coves and rock pools that made up the wild coast-line, each cove had quite different characteristics than the next.

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Views of Wellington

Wellington really feels like the end of the world in many ways, being at the tip of the North Island of New Zealand. With the wind and waves of all of the mighty Pacific Ocean rushing through the narrow Cook Straight, it gets the most changeable weather and wild winds of any place I have ever lived. If you are…

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Road Tripping Aotearoa

North Island Road Trips

45 wiggly km

I took a biodynamic agriculture certificate course while living in Wellington, New Zealand. The course involved spending a week every few months on a biodynamic farm in Havelock North, New Zealand. As a result we were able to spend a bit of time road tripping across the North Island. Unfortunately we lost a lot of the photos we took when we had to get rid of our car, but we had a great time with friends in Tauranga and Napier.

I particularly love the Cabbage Trees of Aotearoa, they always make me feel like I am living in a Doctor Seuss book. New Zealand flax, and the massive ponga (ferns) are another of my favorite vegetation. It is always fun to see the sheep that New Zealand is famous for.

We had some amazing slow trips along bumpy dirt roads. It always seemed that every time we entered one of these mystical undeveloped sections of the road we would start seeing rainbows and double rainbows.

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