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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

Tophouse
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

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

Denniston
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.
18th June 2019

Thanks for the African journey
Although I haven’t commented much this blog we have both really enjoyed your blog and photos feeling like we have been right there with you. Thanks for sharing your travels so willingly.
19th June 2019

And thnak you for following us.It has been one of the very most memorable trips and although we don't say all the bad things you hear about Africa don't sometimes probably have an element of truth we can honestly say our trip didn't give us any moments that would make us regret making the trip.We even think there is more to see and perhaps in the future we will go back.
18th June 2019
Always it seems to be the same view

butts
Hahahaha, we went to South Africa just this january and some 10 years ago we toured Southern Africa - and yes, we do have a full collection of butts. The Big Five from their best side as well as many other animals from the bush.
18th June 2019
Always it seems to be the same view

Yes like you we got their best and 'worst' views too ! Waht a special experience it has been though
15th June 2019

Just beautiful
He is just so beautiful! And I am using Marla oil on my face these days, so now I will think of this majestic animal every time I reach for the little bottle
15th June 2019

No lions today and just the outline of one yesterday but the leopards at Kruger very much made up for it
15th June 2019

Feels like I am there too!
Really, really well written Dad, feels like I am there too! So pleased that you guys are seeing so many of these animals and realising your dream....now bring on those elusive lions?!?!
15th June 2019

Wish you guys were here but one day you will get the opportunity and take the kids,they would love it.
14th June 2019

Spelling error
Your label of the white hippos should read white rhinos. Hope this is helpful. My previous cryptic message wasn't picked up.

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