Kayaking, Hiking, and Queen Charlotte February 18th 2019 Greenstone and Kayaking and Who the heck is Queen Charlotte?
We left Franz Josef and headed north to the town of Hokitika, known as the Greenstone (Jade) capital of the country. Indeed, there were at least 15 stores plus a couple of street vendors selling jade jewelry of all sorts. More interesting to us was the wool sock store where the woman running it actually makes the socks on ol ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island 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
Upon reaching 60 I told my family the only gift I want from now on is to travel, preferably with them. I am not much for blogging, so forgive the errors and misplaced photos. This is mainly just for family and friends. ... full info