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21st May 2021

Lovely reading about your trip to the south island we did something similar when Fiona was about ten. We left Aaron behind as he would not have enjoyed it.
22nd May 2021

Grand Tour
Pleased you have enjoyed my ramblings Betty and came along for the ride with us.One more blog to complete to get us home and hopefully finish it tomorrow.Cheers
17th May 2021

McKenzie update
Mackenzie stole the sheep from the The Levels just north of Timaru. We cycled from Tekapo out to Alexandrina Also went right to end of that road in van to Godley Peaks Station.
17th May 2021

Check my history
Oh,will have to recheck my history reference.We did think of driving to the end of Godley Head Rd but wasn't sure there was anything else to see and the challenge of a couple of passes drew us away.
7th May 2021

Inspiration received
Have loved your blog once again and want you to know that we have decided to have a rental car in Queenstown after all. May even get a trip down to Glenorchy if weather plays ball.
7th May 2021

Glenorchy and the drive won't dissapoint
Good idea on the car.You will have so much more freedom and there are so many undiscovered places to see.We count the Glenorchy drive as one of the best on the Grand Tour....so far.Off to Tekapo today if we can find our way out in the pea soup fog at Lawrence.
20th April 2021

A great start
Well brother you certainly covered a big area in your drive north. We must repeat our drive on the inland scenic route some day as the last time was in torrential rain and low mist and we did not see the countryside at all! What colour is the Hampden St house now? Last I recall it was pale green not pink. We have had the pleasure of those seats at the back on a plane recently and I found it so noisy that I could not hear any of the announcements the crew made. When I told them that they said "oh yes we know and we are working on it"...how did you find it?
20th April 2021

Plane announcements
You are absolutely correct.They may have been speaking in Swahili for all we knew too.Just as well they don't change the script very often and you can possibly make out one or two words.
17th April 2021

Looking forward to the virtual trip
As usual brother you have got us nicely prepared for the adventure ahead. We look forward to the next entry....
3rd October 2020

Lots of interesting info
Gosh you would make a good tour guide Grahame- lots of interesting things learnt reading this blog thank you! Hadn’t realised that it was the honeydew that caused the wasp issue in the area.
3rd October 2020

St Arnaud
Pleased you enjoy my jottings.If it wasn't for the honeydew I think the wasp problem could be eradicated with the traps or at least substanially reduced.
3rd October 2020

Long but interesting drive
Sounds like a long day but the countryside is quite varied so plenty to keep you awake! I have never been to Tophouse so will add that to my “to do “ list. How far is it from St Arnaud?
3rd October 2020

Just 9 minutes up the road from St Arnaud towards Nelson although you do first turn off the highway that takes you direct to Blenhiem first.Great accommodation with very well equiped cottages or you could try the B&B rooms in the 'hotel'.Lovely views of the mountains.Cottages have good size decks and would be wonderful to sit out with a wine had the air temp not been cool.
3rd October 2020

Hypothermia missed
Sounds like you had a perfect storm on this trip...for hypothermia- the cold, the wet and the wind...can kill within 30 mins so you were lucky! Sorry to hear your body is not behaving itself...old age arthritis perhaps?
3rd October 2020

Heaphy Track
much when it was happening and the thought how we were going to get over the bucking swing bridge but it caught up with me 24 hrs later.,didn't have time to give the chill factor
29th September 2020

Museum at Denniston?
Great commentary on Denniston. Wondered if the big building at Dennuston was still there- the workers hall?. It used to to be run by volunteers as a museum and had lots of interesting things. Also wondered if you visited the Coaltown Museum in Westport? A little insider knowledge ...we discovered on our trip back in March that the bush train now only operates for the rafters.
1st October 2020

Missed Coaltown museum as thought the experience up on the plateau was enough to get the feel.
1st October 2020

The big building has gone,not sure why.The whole area is now more open but with great pictorial boards and the boys really enjoyed the whole experience.Think it was time 4 or 5 for us.
25th September 2020

Lighthouse by sea is best
You didn’t miss much not seeing the real lighthouse. We saw it winking when we cruised in there over the summer. Will send you a photo! A visit to the old lighthouse in town which is manned by volunteers is a very interesting story and well worth the visit.
15th August 2020

NZ adventures have begun!
Great start guys I am bumping my way on those East Coast roads with you!
15th August 2020

And it was certainly like that today as we headed south from Te Araroa !
20th June 2019

Welcome Home!
Enjoyed reading about your South African adventures. Had to binge read your blogs in between our own travels in motorhome and using new e.bikes!
21st June 2019

Glad you enjoyed our ramblings and goon on you for getting into e-bikes.
19th June 2019

I've enjoyed following your travels...
It brought back many memories.
19th June 2019

Thanks Bob,your ancestry search has also been very interesting as t is a subject I have a great interest in.

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