Glow worms, redwoods and cheese-eating eels. November 28th 2019 “Have you ever paddle boarded before?” Called one of our guides, Matt, as we bumped down the track to the lake.
We all answered in the negative.
“And you’re choosing to learn and do it for the first time in the dark?!” This was obviously meant as a joke, but we looked nervously at each other. We had just been collected from Rotorua, our 3rd stop in New Zealand, for paddle boarding an ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Rotorua 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
I don't like being away from home for that long, said Charlie.
Maybe 3 weeks, he said.
I suppose we could go a bit longer seeing as it's our honeymoon. Definitely no more than 4, though.
So we compromised and are going adventuring for a grand total of 66 days with a Collins Family Christmas squeezed in there.
Nine and a half glorious weeks.
Japan - New Zealand - Australia - Preston
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