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Photo of the Day – Slope Point, NZ

As far South as you can get on the South Island of New Zealand. Due south from Slope Point it is 4,803 kilometers to the South Pole – we’re really that close to Antarctica! Slope Point is only accessible by a 20 minute walk through some of the most beautiful sheep pastures you could ever imagine – luckily we made it before September when the path is closed for lambing season!

Photo of the Day – Tui Bird

The Tui Bird! Quite the singer, the Tui is a member of the honeyeater family and can only be found on the islands of New Zealand. With vocalizations that sound as though a small symphony orchestra is tuning up for a performance, listening to the Tui is a unique experience. Considered to be highly intelligent, these birds have the capacity to exactly mimic human speech. This can be quite unnerving when walking alone in a quiet forest! This colorful character kept us company for several kilometers as we tramped along the track at Bluff, singing us a new song every time [ ... ]

Life on a Dairy Farm

This post is part of our Will Work 4 Travel adventure where this month we lived with a wonderful New Zealand couple on a working DAIRY FARM! It’s all about being about to duck out of the way quickly when something unpleasant starts coming your way! –┬áCheryl and Lisa DAIRY LIFE We left the little town of Edendale in New Zealand with a new found respect for those who make their living on a dairy farm! Days start early here. By 5am everyone is up chasing after the seemingly never-ending batch of chores to be done. Evenings are long as well. Cows have to [ ... ]