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Location: Auckland New Zealand
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:17 pm quote
wmak wrote:
...Spent a wonderful day exploring around the base of Mt Cook, in Christchurch now, flying to Melbourne on Thursday. En Zed has been amazing. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, good beer. Well definitely plan to come back!
Glad you've enjoyed yourselves

Next time you'll have to be prepared to follow the road less travelled.

Enjoy Australia, our younger and more brash neighbour - just don't mention underarm bowling

Kia kaha.
Moto Giro Titan
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:52 pm quote
Arrived Melbourne last evening, went to Lygon St for Italian. Big change fron NZ, heading to Tassie tomorrow.

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Moto Giro Titan
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:30 pm quote
Got out to St Kilda yesterday afternoon, enjoyed a stroll on the beach. Next time, Ill allow more time in Melbourne. Waiting to fly to Hobart for a week on Tassie.

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Moto Giro Titan
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:05 am quote
Hobart, Tasmania.

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Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:13 am quote
Man, you're sure missing out on some awesome winter up here. Supposed to be a high of 16 tomorrow.

Fahrenheit, that is.

Yep, springs gonna come along and y'all will be all, like, "dang, I sure missed slipping on the ice this year...."
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:54 am quote
I'ma save you a block of ice in my freezer.
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:20 pm quote
down under
Hot damn, its snowing again.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:43 pm quote
wmak wrote:
Hobart, Tasmania.
Hey, don't adopt any kitties, 'kay?

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Moto Giro Titan
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:56 am quote
Saw a couple of Wallabies behind the cabin at dusk. Were in Railston, Tas, known for topiary shrubs.

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Moto Giro Titan
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:18 pm quote
Got to Sydney last night late, we had to finish off a growler of good Tassie ale in the airport.

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Moto Giro Titan
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:40 pm quote
Got home this morning, after a long layover in SF. We had breakfast with one SF Scooter Girl, and dinner with another. We spent the day in Golden Gate park, mostly just dozing on benches and enjoying the sunny day. It's good to be home, and Spring is just around the corner! Thanks for following the thread!
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Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:26 am quote
I had a chance to pick out a couple of pics for a final post, so I'm giving it a bump.

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Snoopy chilling near Bronte Beach

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View from beach walk, enjoying last day in Sydney

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"Shrimps on the barbie" actually prawns, but oh so delicious!

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Our host and all-around great guy, fellow VCdMer Coggo. He took excellent care of us!

Molto Verboso
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Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:01 am quote
Great trip! Let's ride!
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Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:45 pm quote
Wmak, you'll have to post lots more photos... those who stayed at home and "enjoyed" the ice and snow will need to be shown just how you two "suffered" at the hands of the inclement weather of the southern hemisphere...

So, when are you two coming back to "weather" the trials and tribulations of travelling in the antipodes?
Moto Giro Titan
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Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:58 pm quote
Hey, we had sleet at Cradle Mt in Tasmania, and high winds at Mt Cook. It wasn't all beer and skittles. I would come to NZ again next week, but I have some upcoming trips, so maybe next year. I might talk Mrs Wmak into making it an annual thing.
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Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:30 pm quote
wmak wrote:
Hey, we had sleet at Cradle Mt in Tasmania, and high winds at Mt Cook. It wasn't all beer and skittles. I would come to NZ again next week, but I have some upcoming trips, so maybe next year. I might talk Mrs Wmak into making it an annual thing.
We had snow at Mt Cook and Christchurch. I'll take that over sleet any day of the week.

We'd go back down under again too, probably not annually though. Might look for another transpacific cruise in 2020 much more civilized than a 14 hour flight in economy.
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