Kiwi land June 21st 2009 I arrived in Auckland this morning on my birthday. What a long haul from New York. All the planes were full so no chance of lying down and sleeping. Is there really a recession on? The plane from LA to Auckland was a double deck style and it was full appr 600 - 700 seats!! I managed to get some sleep so I wasn’t too bad when I got to Auckland. After checking in at the hotel, I took a bus to ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland 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
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain This is what I am doing following my bliss and going sailing and diving in the South Pacific.... full info