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Old 11-09-2008, 11:59 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by Nick Makwell
Shaggie, you are doing a disservice to those of us who have visited NZ - I spent 2 weeks with my wife (whose Dad is a Kiwi and had been a few times) on the South Island.


I'm retiring in the Marlborough Sounds. Best motorbike roads ever. Best wines ever. Best scenery ever. Best people too - what a lifestyle!

We had turns trying to make each other sick going around all the curves on Queen Charlotte Road Pass (sp?) and all the other roads exploring the fjords in our little hire car....

Beautiful pictures mate - I never took the piss of any NZ after going to that island (including a magical four days on Stewart Island)

I cannot wait to go back on two wheels one day, and retire maybe the day after.

Magic, magic place.

As i said in my report, I spent most weekends during my childhood 'down the 'Sounds' with psuedo aunty and uncle so I'm with you re the Sounds! Altho the Abel Tasman area is equally as spectacular.

You're welcome to stay with us anytime.



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