(George) Hamilton the third February 26th 2006 Frankly this is beginning to get a bit repetitive!!
New Plymouth 08-15/02/06
We decide to take the Intercity bus to New Plymouth and then travel down to Wellington for a few days before heading back to Hamilton so that the next medic can give us his opinion about my knee. We are booked into the Sunflower Backpackers which is in the centre of New Plymouth, the place is okay, but by mid ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Hamilton 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
Well it is now over 4 years later and we are finally off again. Those of you who thought it would never happen were nearly right, our original plan to continue the journey in 2007 got shelved after an RTI, then 2008 went by while Vernon was still recovering and getting back to full fitness, in 2009 Clare's right knee was the problem, but one arthroscopy and a recovery period later we were planning again and so it is that on Wednesday 3rd November we will fly to Perth (Aus) with a rather spiffy orange tandem which we are going to bring home via Australia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Chin... full info