By gum, what's this about! March 12th 2008 Having seen "gum digger holes" earlier in our trip, our quest was to find out more about them.
The opportunity came when we visited Waipoua Forest, to see "Tane Mahuta" the largest known Kauri tree in the world.
It's said to be 2,000 years old.
The photo we took did not do it justice as we weren't able to get too close to it, for fear of damaging it's roots.
But take our word for it, it ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Matakohe 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
"SPENDING THE KIDS INHERITANCE"
Well thats what the kids accuse us of - so, (Skid & Skim) ski/daddy and ski/mummy are doing just that.....
2 Brits off around the world on August 19th 2007 and don't they just hate us for it!!!!
No! - They think it's great that a couple of oldies have got the guts to go backpacking for 12 months.
We are no strangers to travelling and have already experienced white water rafting in Colorado, "Skim" has also been brave enough to do a bungee jump.
OK we are in our 50s, but it doesn't mean we are going to sit back and wait to die.
Life is for l... full info