We've got a plane to catch April 30th 2006 Making all the right decisions 16-18/04/06
We have a choice when we leave Invercargill; we can take SH1 direct to Balclutha, a fairly flat and boring route on a quick road, or we can take the Southern Scenic Route through the Catlins, a much more interesting (and hilly) route. SH1 is the sensible choice as it will get us to Christchurch more quickly and we have a flight deadline.
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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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