Whizzing down the west coast June 14th 2007 Leaving Punakaiki behind us we continued south down the coast road, through Barrytown and past 17,14 and 12 mile bluff, Motukiekie Rocks and onto Greymouth. After a brief shop and visit to the seafront we turned inland following the Grey River for a while and then south again along the Lake Brunner road to overnight near the Arnold River Scenic Reserve.
The next morning we backtracked to visit t ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Hokitika 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
Hi there everybody,
We hope you enjoy reading about our exploits whilst we're on our 16 month BIG TRIP. Many people have asked why we are going and in an attempt to explain here is a quote from the famous British explorer Eric Shipton.
"In these days of upheaval and violent change, when the basic values of today are the vain and shattered dreams of tomorrow, there is much to be said for the philosphy which aims at living a full life while the opportunity offers. There are few treasures of more lasting worth than the experience of a way of life that is itself wholly satisfying. Such, aft... full info