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It’s winter in New Zealand. Dark at 5pm, heavy morning frost on the windows of the cars parked in my street, bright sunshine at midday and warm enough to sit outside in the sun until the afternoon shadows swallow the house and the dog burrows under his blanket, hiding from the night. 626 more words

Cycle Touring

Fires in Kootenays advance on homes, then retreat - but alerts still in place

UPDATE (July 6, 8 p.m.) – The threat from the Sitkum Creek fire appears to have lowered substantially. Monday’s relatively quiet day was attributed to shifting winds and the arsenal of resources thrown at it Sunday.    554 more words

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Several fires in the Kootenays, one evacuation alert issued

There are a number of fires in the Kootenays that crews are battling, and one evacuation alert has been issued northeast of Nelson.

An evacuation alert was issued for about 350 homes along Highway 3A between Sitkum Creek South and Willow Point (Six Mile Lakes Road), some 10 kilometres northeast of Nelson. 222 more words

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LOCATION: Rough Island

Rough Island is just outside of Richmond on route to Rabbit Island.

There is a large pine forest dog access area with multiple tracks running through it. 86 more words

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Canada Day

Big celebrations all over town. Hooray, hooray it’s a public holiday. In the main street they are serving pancake breakfasts.

To the accompaniment of high school saxophone jazz, very good stuff too. 271 more words

My Travels

Location: Tahunanui Dog Beach

Tahuna Dog Beach in Nelson can be accessed from Back Beach Road. There is plenty of parking available and amble of beach for the dogs to run. 61 more words

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Day 60 (03/07/2015) Nelson, New Zealand to Melbourne, Australia

This postcard is going to a friend Laura who was on tour earlier this year. Laura is a real estate agent in Melbourne and one of the funniest girls I have ever meet.