SimonandDeborah's Guestbook



19th March 2011

Home at last
Hurrah hurrah - lovely brother and his lovely wife home at last - without disaster and looking good! Welcome back Diamond and Zebra!
19th March 2011

It's not that we don't love you...
We are all missing you and looking forward to the first 50 photos (that's the human endurance limit), but you seem to court disaster, so we were thinking perhaps you should just keep traveling. London just wouldn't work as well under water or exploded or cracked in half or drowned in a plague of frogs or whatever else will happen (but not directly to you) when you land in Heathrow. Do take care please, and keep having fun x
18th March 2011

Looking forward to seeing you when you're home - have great time in LA and safe travelling. Been missing you. Jx
15th March 2011

Safe and sound
We have been keeping an eye on your route, very glad to hear you are both ok, the disaster in japan seems to be never ending. Hope you got to LA safely and enjoy your last few days of your trip. Looking forward to seeing you soon and hearing all your tales! Lots of love, alex and rob x x x
14th March 2011

Dangerous world
Hi Crazy Adventurers Volcanic activity, earthquakes, tsunamis ,coconuts. It's a dangerous world out there. Richmond may be a bit dull after your trip to a parallel universe but at least it is safe. Look forward to seeing you soon, though your blog has made me want to zoom off to Hawaii.
12th March 2011

4.0L V6 ( all the big cars already rented out then ? )
Please to see that you are having a lavaly time ( sorry!) Derek
12th March 2011

Tree house
Very cool living in a tree house - I could do with one of those here in the Gabon jungle. Wanna see the that lava tube too. What next - a spot of surfing?
12th March 2011

Tsunami Alert Update
All, apart from multiple surges and retreats of seawater, thankfully all appeared to pass without significant incident in the Hawaiin islands last night, although we all waited with baited breath between 3:00 and 5:00 this morning. We understand that there is an ongoing major impact on life and property in Japan and as many of the visitors to Waikiki are Japanese, especially at this time of year, there is general concern among them about the health and wellbeing of their friends and family. We are due to fly out of Honolulu on Monday lunchtime local time and will be in LA for 5 days before flying back to the UK. Simon and Deborah.
11th March 2011

Hawaii Tsunami
All Please note that we left Hilo in Big Island (Hawaii) earlier today and are now in Waikiki, Honolulu on Oahu Island. Whilst we are near the coast, we are not currently in an evacuation zone. We are also in a hotel some way from the beach and are on the 8th floor, so any personal risks are currently low, and we are advised to stay put. We will post an update after 3AM local time (1PM UK time) which is when the tsunami is estimated to hit the Hawaiin islands. Our best estimate of the situation is that we are at a low risk personally but clearly we may be subject to some disruption in the days ahead. We will keep you all updated. Simon and Deborah
8th March 2011
Spot the Dog

Adopted dog
I'm an experienced dog sitter. I could have helped out. Definitely something to think about next time you venture into canine adoption....you never know when I might come in useful on a holiday like this.
From Blog: Fiji
6th March 2011

Extreme
Looks like you are having a wild time. Can we expect a new branch of Ranelagh? i.e. Ranelagh Extreme Sports Division 1? I'm looking forward to joining in when you come home. I have lined up some base jumping, free rock climbing and parachuting for your return. Hope that's ok?
2nd March 2011

Does it get any better!
You are doing some amazing and awesome things and I am incredibly envious. I do want to see all the photos when you get back! Not quite sure how your next holiday is going to live up to this one though! You both look so well and brown. I am very jealous of all your runs in the sun and on the beach - I am training in the cold and with some horrible head winds - roll on summer! Glad you were not near the earthquake area. Take care. Penny
25th February 2011

paragliding.... arghhhh! OMG. Super scary photo from where you were to where the boat was. Ouch.
25th February 2011

Greetings
Hi Simon and Deborah, I have been checking out some of your blog entries which make me want to go back to NZ again. Great to see what a brilliant time you are having. Simon - you always tell me to send your regards to the Colonel....you'll be pleased to know that I am not in Libya with the other poor Brits who are stuck in the desert; I am in hot and steamy Gabon for a change. I think (hope) the world will be saying 'goodbye' to the Colonel instead soon. Keep having fun, Tony
23rd February 2011
Simon Tries to Blend in with the Locals

Yeah! Real beds!
23rd February 2011

Ooooo thank you
Hurrah - just found your van blog lurking in my spam folder! Hurrah and thank you - I thought your Maui was hugerer! Well, 3.3m longer than the Roma so quite big..... Looks positively luxurious and v. v. tidy. Nice.
23rd February 2011

Rapids, deep pools, hot water, muddy water.... Glad to hear you have been vanning away from the sites and experiencing a bit of wildness. We've had a wild Ember party here today and raised a glass to you two - thank you for the sheep!
23rd February 2011
Grumpy Man Eats Dinner

Whah!
Is that my Dad in NZ?
22nd February 2011

Christchurch Earthquake
Good to know you've already been through Christchurch... Stay safe.
22nd February 2011

Christchurch Earthquake
Seems like we are never far from a natural disaster, but luckily we are in the other (North) island and will be heading out from here on our next leg. We have been watching events in Christchurch unfold with horror this PM and are sharing the huge sense of loss with Kiwis here. It is amazing to think we were looking at building a few weeks ago that are now in ruins. Thanks for your messages of concern but we are safe and well here.
21st February 2011

OOoh I'm so jealous, the Chinese salmon looks delicious !
From Blog: Wellington
21st February 2011

from cold and rainy Bournemouth
Hello you two - NZ scenery looks spectacular. Hope you are enjoying more of it in your second camper.... Dartmoor rain is keeping me awake in my camper van... I can recommend ear plugs to keep rain noise out if you are troubled by precipitation-strike on the van roof. Works for me. And cuts out the troublesome noise of the alarm waking me for another day of cooking veggie food and smiling at veggie customers. The great thing about working in a veggie cafe is stopping by at the Spar on the way home from work and then walking home eating a hot steak and mushroom pie. Lush. Off to your place end of Feb and looking forward to a bit of garden tidying and metrollops visiting. Love to you both P xxxxx
From Blog: Wellington
21st February 2011

Canine Parking
So tell us, do these Canine Parking stations come with other services - water station, treat station, decent pole to pee on?
From Blog: Wellington
19th February 2011

Nice tan
Finally seeing a nice tan on you pale pommies! looks like you're having great fun. We've got cold wet blustery weather here and contemplating my 20miler tomorrow! time is going so quickly though, can't believe you've been away 2months almost. Love catching up on your trip and seeing the sense of humour is unchanged!!
From Blog: Wellington
19th February 2011

Greatings from blighty
Hi you two. You do seem to be having a lovely time and loads more of it yet to come. I used to think I was lucky to have my break at Xmas and all my various bike trips. I am now feeling decidely over-worked and under-holidayed. Can you throw in a mini disaster to the blog even if you have to make it up ! to make everyone in wet England feel better. I am in awe of your bungy jumping, except you didn't jump did you - weren't you pushed ? I would pay not to have to jump. Have a lovely time, the photos are great. Derek
From Blog: Wellington

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