Day 313-315: Karamea, New Zealand December 8th 2009 Saturday, December 5th
We woke to another wet morning. After a shower and breakfast we posted a blog and found some plans for building a canoe, a kayak and a dingy. We’ve already got the tools and the plywood, so we decided to build our own canoe over the next month or so. It looks like a big-ish project, so we’ll just take it one step at a time.
We did some washing and read a bit. After lunc ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » West Coast » Karamea 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
We are two South Africans who love traveling, snowboarding, river rafting, hiking, mountaineering and all manner of outdoor activities. We have recently sold everything we owned and quit our jobs to travel Southeast Asia and New Zealand. It is sooooo worth it!... full info