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More Postcards from Australia/New Zealand

Greetings from Sydney! It’s a gorgeous afternoon, and I’ve walked from the opera house to Oxford Street, a place for cute shops and rainbow flags. That’s where I found Ampersand, a cafe with English breakfast, coffee to die for, internet, and three floors of used books! T-minus 4 hours till we start the crossing from […]

Coffee-Quest in Dunedin

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Modak’s Espresso – Dunedin, New Zealand

This is from our last Dunedin. We had boat drill (they always put it on a great port day), and the boat drill didn’t end till 11:30, and the shuttle into town takes half an hour, and we had to be back onboard for a 3:00pm rehearsal. So it was a short day, but I […]

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Milford Sound

Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand

Shoulder Angel in Tauranga

Postcards from New Zealand

1. An Irish Pub in Dunedin (sounds like Dunn-EE-din). There’s one in every port! 2. View from deck 14, docked in Bay of Islands. 3. Walking up Mt. Maunganui… I may have possibly spelled that right… or not…

Flat White

This is yet another stop on my cafe-tour of Australia/New Zealand: Enigma, in the windy city of Wellington. A lot of these ports are repeats from my first ship contract in 2008, and I’m happy to report that Enigma, Modak’s Espresso (Dunedin), eighty-eight (Mt. Maunganui) and the strawberry alarmclock (Aukland) are all still here. Our […]