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wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby wayno » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 3:18 pm

i'm walking / driving up the South island some multi days and day walks from Fiordland up the east side of the Southern alps
from the land of the long white clouds...

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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby michael_p » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 3:40 pm

NZ - North Island to visit relatives. Then Dunedin for a few days R&R. Then cruising home on a ship.
One foot in front of the other.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Aardvark » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 7:06 pm

You must mean the school holidays. That's when my workload goes up 50%.
I'm forced to take the week between Xmas and New Years. Too expensive and busy to travel.
Local day walks and overnighters then.
Next holiday for me is march - 2 weeks - Out oh ChCh. Hopefully west coast too. lots of contingencies.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Tortoise » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 7:41 pm

Aardvark wrote:You must mean the school holidays. That's when my workload goes up 50%.
I'm forced to take the week between Xmas and New Years. Too expensive and busy to travel.

Now Aardvark, if you lived in Tassie, you could have a lovely time off track, avoiding everybody else (ok, we'll see a bunch of people for a short time on track, but I can live with that), and exploring some stunningly beautiful country and bagging a couple of Abels.
Cost: Share petrol, so maybe $25 each. :D
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Aardvark » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 9:00 pm

Tortoise wrote:Now Aardvark, if you lived in Tassie, :D


WOW! That's an ad for tassie if ever i heard one. Who 's paying you?
My problem is that going to tassie will only open the flood gates.
I went to NZ to visit the Wilkins-Young in 1999 and have been back more than 40 times. I choose not to move there because it makes more sense to visit and live where i do.
Economically at least. I don't expect tassie to be any different.
I have a compulsion to expand my knowledge of an area and build on it.

Now Tortoise, if you lived somewhere other than tassie you also could have a lovely time off track, seeing nobody else and exploring some stunningly beautiful country and bagging some challenging routes. You would be surprised at how much there is that you are likely to never hear about. AND the cream on the cake in SEQ is that you can do it 24hrs a day, 7 days a week and hardly ever get wet from rain or get miserably cold.
I just finished the Scenic Rim over 11 days, it only rained on one day and it felt good to get wet.

I appreciate your advice. It may happen one day.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby johnw » Thu 06 Dec, 2018 12:05 am

michael_p wrote:NZ - North Island to visit relatives. Then Dunedin for a few days R&R. Then cruising home on a ship.

Take your seasick pills Michael, just in case. We crossed the ditch after brief stopovers in North and South Islands in October. It can get a bit wild, even in a big vessel.

Off to Tassie again staying in Hobart for about 9 days with mrs. As always I hope to get a few day hikes in among other things. No real plan as yet, possibly pick up from last visit continuing to explore some of the south west, and probably some routes on Kunanyi/Mt Wellington I haven't done yet.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Tortoise » Thu 06 Dec, 2018 7:20 pm

Aardvark wrote:
Tortoise wrote:Now Aardvark, if you lived in Tassie, :D


Now Tortoise, if you lived somewhere other than tassie you also could have a lovely time off track, seeing nobody else and exploring some stunningly beautiful country and bagging some challenging routes. You would be surprised at how much there is that you are likely to never hear about. AND the cream on the cake in SEQ is that you can do it 24hrs a day, 7 days a week and hardly ever get wet from rain or get miserably cold.
I just finished the Scenic Rim over 11 days, it only rained on one day and it felt good to get wet.

I appreciate your advice. It may happen one day.

:lol: You crack me up, Aardvark! More when I have time... :P
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby gayet » Fri 07 Dec, 2018 6:58 am

the hols will be spent relocating from SA to QLD. Pack everything into the back and a leisurely drive calling on friends and family along the way. Start new role on 2 Jan.....
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