Penguins, Icebergs and a Load of Old Boots November 26th 2006 After the commercialism of the Queenstown area, the Goldfields of Central Otago were next on the agenda. The towns were a mix of fine old buildings and deriliction and decay or in the case of Cromwell, underwater due to the dam built at Clyde.
We followed the old Central Otago railway line (now a cycle route) and had an overnight in the former provincial capital of Naseby - things have changed s ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Otago » Oamaru Hinterlands The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
The original purpose of the blog was the 20th wedding anniversary trip in 2006 / 2007 - Ashes cricket in Oz, setting off early in April and going the long way round!
The trip came to an end in February 2007 and for a while retrospective blogging was the only option (for reasons that you can find in the Road to Freedom).
There are still two to travel and the passport is now back in use in 2009.... full info