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Category Archives: new zealand

wrapping up

Bay of Plenty Beach, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird. Janelle took this awesome photo today, our last holidayish day in NZ. Tomorrow we head to Auckland airport, then back to Aus for a few days before finally heading home. Home!

St. Paddy’s Day, Nelson style

St. Paddy’s Day, Nelson style, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird. Janelle and I spent a leisurely afternoon at the charming Freehouse, a pub in a tiny church, complete with peaceful garden and huge yurt tent.

cycling through Nelson wine country

cycling through Nelson wine country, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

Whitebait

Tasty Whitebait fritter stall, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird. “What is whitebait?” I hear you ask. From wikipedia: “Whitebait are tender and edible, and can be regarded as a delicacy. The entire fish is eaten including head, fins and gut. Some species make better eating than others, and the particular species that are marketed […]

diaspora

Meghan and Aaron join us in Picton, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird. You know why New Zealand feels like home? It’s because all the same people are here! We hung out with (brother) Tyson and (brother’s partner) Gillian in Wellington, where Tyson’s doing an internship at Weta Digital. And then in Picton, we were […]