Well the end of another chapter has arrived. Covid put an end to the Nevs being nomadic, however that is about to change. This is the longest we have been in one spot since 2003 and who would have thought we would end up being in Nelson living in the most awesome tiny house for 3 1/2 years.
Work is done and dusted for now and farewell Nelson………but we will be back.
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Wow what a week for everyone around the world.
The Nomadic Nevs being forced to stay home. Our flight to Sydney scheduled today of course a no go as we hunker down with the rest of NZ in our bubble.
Instead this is what our day looked like today. A great ride with Betty and Nancy.
Taped off playgrounds
Boarded up public toilets
Betty and Nancy watching us do our workout
New coffee machine working over time and well worth the investment purchased the day prior to lockdown.
Date night at home!
Can’t go out for our weekly Thai so at home it has to be!
Cheers everyone stay home, stay safe. Enjoy time in your bubble.
Tomorrow Andy is back to work as an essential service and we roll through another day during these crazy times. Thinking of you all wherever you are.
Well what better way to spend our 21st Wedding Anniversary than taking Betty and Nancy on an epic ride.
42km Coppermine saddle trail, rough going on a steel bike as so rocky, but blazed past some dude on his flash carbon full suspension bike! That gave Betty and Nancy a buzz!
Departing home first thing
After just under 2hours of climbing we made it to the 3rd house
Then it got cold, super cold!
Hiding in the fog and drizzle we made it to the saddle. But too cold to hang around
Nancy having a rest waiting on Betty. No speed records broken for Betty on the descent!
There she is!! Great day out.
Now what are the odds of having two lovely ladies come into work earlier in the week and their names were Betty & Nancy! They couldn’t believe our bikes were called B & N.
Happy 21st Anniversary. Was a dreary cold day like this in Christchurch 21years ago.
Where has that time gone! What a fun 21 years full of adventures. We are so lucky to have hit the jackpot! Bring on the next 21!
Ride done and dusted and almost time to crack open the bubbles!
Nelson – Mapua return
Starting to feel like summer is just around the corner, so let the summer fun begin and enjoy what’s on our doorstep.
66+km is a long way to pedal for hot chips but oh so worth it.
Betty hanging in Mapua
Feeling like summer not spring
A little puffed out and head wind on the home straight.
Home for a freshen up, back on B & N and time for a well deserved pint at Styx with friends. 23deg roll on summer
What an absolutely magical part of NZ. We have had the best multi-day celebration here at Millbrook……….
Queenstown. First time back in over 11 years and what a circus.
Taking in his last day at 49!
Crafties in Queenstown
Oh my goodness Millbrook is AMAZING.
Birthday treats from the staff
No golf for us at Millbrook but hiring bikes for sure.
Smithies at Millbrook is awesome. Crafties by the fire with incredible scenery.
Birthday boy says let’s go riding. Hired some bikes and time to hit the trails.
First stop Gibbston
Love cycling rewards
Last stop Waitiri Cargo Brewery. Was so windy it blew the froth off my beer.
Cheers to the best day celebrating 50 awesome years.
Day 2 – Lake Hayes Loop
Cool and wind blown!
Finishing the ride back in the picturesque Arrowtown.
What an amazing few days celebrating down here. Thanks for turning on the weather and giving us the best memories.
Well we have done our best gutsing out the Nelson winter but time to head back to Asia and get some warmth to recharge the solar panels.
Leaving Betty and Nancy behind but we will see them in 5 weeks where we look forward to plenty of spring and summer adventures in NZ.
Was well worth hanging around for winter to celebrate Dads 70th with the family in Waikanae last weekend.
Now time to get the show on the road and swap the beannie for a bikini! Keep warm everyone. Farewell from Auckland airport.
Making the most of winter back in Nelson. Betty and Nancy loving some frosty riding on the Great Taste Trail.
Yep that is a jolly good frost and an icey driveway. Feeling like a tele tubby with my layers on.
Rabbit Island looking stunning
Mapua a postcard in winter or summer
Sneaky drinkie in Mapua. Got to love Rimu Grove wine bar
Cheers folks wherever you are
Betty and Nancy waiting patiently for us. They seem to spend half their life waiting for us while we refuel!
What a difference 24 hours makes.
Had the most awesome 4 weeks sunning it in Port Douglas.
Stunning Port Douglas marina
Now back to Nelson puffers and beanies are on!
Counting down the 7 weeks of winter in Nelson before off to Asia to chase some more sun.