Looking back #2016

The year began on the other side of the globe – in New Zealand:

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#NZ Northern Island Pics

#NZ Southern Island Pics

The motorcycle season then kicked off and we took the time for a few shorter trips:

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#Weekend by the sea

We then took the girls to our beautiful neighbor – Norway:

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#Norway with the girls

On our summer vacation we took off for the gravel adventure to Kautokeino…:

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#Summer adventure 2016

…and a shorter road trip to Bremen:

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#Bremen, Germany

We spent the autumn with a couple of weekends in the archipelago:

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#Autumn in the archipelago

And we thought we hadn’t traveled that much this year! …looking back at 2016 and realize that we’re so lucky to have the opportunity to do this ❤

 

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#NZ Southern Island Pics

Our route: Southern Island

After our first week on The Northern Island we now traveled the Southern one clockwise for about 1½ week, from Picton down to Bluff and back.

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Picton

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Mt Cook

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Lake Pukaki & Mt Cook

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Mc Crackens Rest

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Milford Sound

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Fiordland

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Fiordland

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Fiordland

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Fox Glacier

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The West Coast

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Westport

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Victoria Forest Park

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Abel Tasman National Park

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Abel Tasman National Park

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Boat trip in Marlborough Sound

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Marlborough Sound

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Ship Cove

#NZ Northern Island Pics

Our route: Northern Island

Here’s some photos from The Northern Island. Our first week in NZ we drove north from Auckland to Cape Reinga and down to Wellington along the western coast.

After about 1½ week on The Southern Island we returned to the Northern Island for one last week, traveling north from Wellington, following the eastern coast back to Auckland.

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Auckland

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Bay of Plenty

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Bay of Plenty

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Cape Reinga

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Camping under the Southern Cross

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Tongariro National Park

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Forgotten World Highway

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Forgotten World Highway

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Forgotten World Highway

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Mt Taranaki

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Hiking in Egmont National Park

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Kapiti Coast

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Seals at Cape Palliser

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Cape Palliser

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Martinborough

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Martinborough

 

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Napier

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Rotorua

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Along the old, unsealed  State Highway 38

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State Highway 38

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Bay of Plenty

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Bay of Plenty

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Coromandel Peninsula

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Last night in Auckland