Volcanic Plateau November 4th 2010 This morning we awoke early as we had an early ‘visit from home’ with the arrival of the Oriana, whose home port is Southampton sailing right past our motorhome at the foot of Mount Maunganui. The ship was passing as we looked out of the windows from our comfortable bed at 7.30 pm, no doubt Mount Maunganui will be crowded today, it was so peaceful yesterday so glad we are moving on. Before w ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Central Plateau 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 left the UK in 2010 after retiring to travel ‘around the world’ for a year! Well we are still living 'out of suitcases' and having wonderful experiences in an ‘ever expanding’ number of countries - the world seems to keep on growing...... We have now written over 100 blogs, starting them initially as a way of storing our memories in an ‘out of body hard drive’, so that we do not forget any of our visits and experiences as we grow ever older….…We are just about to head off to USA, Canada for 6 months and we hope that you continue to enjoy reading our blogs.
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