South Island Wandering Pt1 December 5th 2009 Well the ferry ride was a bit of a precursor to a phrase that will be well used in the next few days “Bet that’s a lovely view when it’s sunny”. Yep summer in New Zealand is proving the same as summer in England, fantastic sunshine for a few days to tease the shorts out then torrential downpours, fog and mist just when you’d left the wellies in your room. The ferry ride from Wellington t ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island 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
Fed up with working all the hours only for the taxman to take most of it away so we have decided to do what we have always dreamed about and take off round the world. We are currently planning our trip and have been inspired by all the great bloggs on here, thanks.
We are looking to leave in Sept 2009 and travel first to the USA. I have visited many times but mainly for work, now is the time to see it for real.
Then onto New Zealand to meet family, some for the first time, and see that beautiful country. Next Australia to catch up with some 'old' friends - Diane and Richard ... full info