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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-08-18 06:34
Subject: [travel] The New Zealand trip: our routes there and back again
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This is the beginning of a series of recap posts from our recent trip to New Zealand. Most of the posts will be photo heavy, or even exclusively photographs, but I thought it would be fun to start with some maps.

First, we flew to New Zealand. This was a lot more complicated than planned, and involved an accidental trip to Australia. I'll post a full account of that process later on, but for now, have a map.


Then we drove around New Zealand on a road trip organized by [info]khaybee. Note, the map is humongous.

New Zealand Road Trip_annotated

And a map key for those notes:


Then we flew home again. That went much better, other than my nasty cold.


So much to tell, so many pictures to show. I'll be blogging this over the next few weeks, along with lots and lots of photos.

Images taken from Google Maps and hand-modified.
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User: siberian_angel
Date: 2013-08-18 15:45 (UTC)
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Came here via the 'Top' thingy on LJ's homepage.
Anything New Zealand and/or travel diaries captures my interest and I definitely look forward to read more of it!
May I ask how you managed to get the humongous map to show every leg of the journey? I tried that once with a three-week trip through the United States, but at some point it just wasn't possible to add more stops...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-08-19 15:13 (UTC)
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Welcome. I hope the blog suits you.

No posts today, because I'm too damned sick.

You asked: "May I ask how you managed to get the humongous map to show every leg of the journey?"

Lots and lots of screen shots from Google maps at the scale I wanted, then assembled in GraphicConverter.
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User: siberian_angel
Date: 2013-08-20 08:29 (UTC)
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Get well soon!
Thanks for the heads up too - that's a program I haven't yet heard of.
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User: asakiyume
Date: 2013-08-18 19:38 (UTC)
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I just got back from a trip to the same (general) part of the world. I wonder if we were ever in Australian airports at the same time....

I'll look forward to your photos.
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