18 04 2010 April 18th 2010 18 04 2010
We got on the roads by 0900 hours which was pretty good. The route to Franz Joseph takes you up the west coast of New Zealnd.Very pretty with fjords and tropical forests.
We picked up a 25 year old German girl who was hitching to the same place and wanted to check out the glacier. Her name was Rika.We stopped off at Bruces Bay where people record messages on stones so we added ou ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Franz Josef 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