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Oct. 11 - Wine, Quarterfinal Madness, & Mountain Top Panic

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 12 Oct 2011 | By deepsouthrugby | Views [930]

Oct. 11th - Today we were planning to spend in Okahune, a ski town at the base of Mt Ruapehu, but the weather forecast of rain and gale force winds for tomorrow caused us to unplug the van and head north. We skirted the western shore of Lake Taupo and ... Read more >

Tags: australia, france, martinborough, quarterfinals, rugby world cup, south africa, wales, wellington

Oct. 3 - Horse Racing, Golf, New Friends, & Rugby

NEW ZEALAND | Mon, 3 Oct 2011 | By deepsouthrugby | Views [875]

October 3rd: The Rugby World Cup pool matches are over. The past 2 days we were in Wellington to witness the upset of the tournament (Tonga over France 19-14) on Saturday and New Zealand’s 12 try romp over Canada (79-15) on Sunday. This morning we drove ... Read more >

Tags: martinborough, palmerston north, rugby world cup, shannon, wellington

Sept. 28 - More Rugby, Golf, & Highlights of a Busy Week

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 28 Sep 2011 | By deepsouthrugby | Views [581]

September 22 nd : Taking the cable car up to the observatory and a pleasant stroll on a cold but sunny morning through the botanical gardens, meandering through the highway bisected cemetery back to Wellington. September 23 rd : Driving from the ... Read more >

Tags: england, namibia, new plymouth, oponake, romania, rugby world cup, wales

Frosty First Day of Kiwi Spring

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 21 Sep 2011 | By deepsouthrugby | Views [657]

Frosty First Day of Kiwi Spring                 Departing Napier on a cold, blustery, rainy day, we decided to while away a couple hours touring the Hastings wineries. One tasting led to another and before we knew it our credit card was a few ... Read more >

Tags: dannevirke, martinborough, napier, rugby world cup, vineyards, wine

Sept. 11 - 2 Days in Wellington

NEW ZEALAND | Sun, 11 Sep 2011 | By deepsouthrugby | Views [597]

Sept. 11 – Two Days in Wellington In a couple of hours we’ll leave our campsite in Lower Hutt for the 30 minute bus ride into Wellington for a hoped for Welsh victory over the Springboks. Below are our 5 best sensory experiences from the past 2 days ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, england, rugby world cup, south africa, springboks, wellington

Sept. 9 - Rotorua to Wellington

UNITED KINGDOM | Sat, 10 Sep 2011 | By deepsouthrugby | Views [642]

Sept. 9 – Rotorua to Wellington (Sept. 8 th & 9 th ) Pushed for time to get to Wellington to watch the opening ceremony and first rugby world cup match (New Zealand vs. Tonga) on the big screen tv at the Fanzone in Wellington we hauled camper ... Read more >

Tags: new zealand, rugby world cup, taupo, tokaanu, turangi

Sept. 6th – September 4th Vanishes as Rugby Fever Appears

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 7 Sep 2011 | By deepsouthrugby | Views [661] | Comments [1]

Somewhere after leaving LAX at 10 pm on Sept.   3 rd on the 14 hour flight to Sydney,   Sept. 4 th disappeared and Rugby World Cup fever appeared.   Sydney airport at 6 a.m. on Sept. 5 th was full of World Cup memorabilia shops. Our flight to ... Read more >

Tags: auckland, rugby world cup

15 Days, 15 Hours, 15 Minutes to Go

UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 25 Aug 2011 | By deepsouthrugby | Views [684] | Comments [1]

I just clicked off of the International Rugby Boards World Cup website and the countdown to kick-off for the first match was 15 days, 15 hours, and 15 minutes. The excitement is building!! Certainly part of every conversation I have these days includes ... Read more >

Tags: new zealand, rugby world cup, south island

Intrepid New Zealand Explorers Begin in Whitby

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 27 Jul 2011 | By deepsouthrugby | Views [709]

Today (July 26th, 2011) we wandered the streets and fish & chip restaurants of Whitby. We are sure this was much as Captain James Cook did some 243 years ago before he set off on HMS Bark Endeavor to track the course of Venus across the sun ... Read more >

Tags: captain james cook, england, new zealand, rugby world cup, whitby

Who are we?

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 6 Jul 2011 | By deepsouthrugby | Views [468]

Good question. We're recently retired school teachers who spent the last 3 years at a small school in Honduras planning this trip to New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Four years ago we took a rare break in our 35 year careers in education to ... Read more >

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