Traveling from Waikite to Orewa January 21st 2011 More Weather and Bugs
The ferry trip from the South Island to the North Island was a relatively smooth ride considering the winds in Wellington when we arrived. Not surprised at the wind since Wellington is known for its wind and it was windy when we were there the first time. Sprent the night in Wellington and several times during the night felt the RV shake because of the wind. Got up early ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whangarei 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
David is a retired analytical chemist who now, at age 65, has time to travel. He is trying to better understand why "things are the way they are" in a social and political context. The developing areas of the world are of particular interest and has plans to travel anywhere and everywhere.
Barbara is a semi-retired dietitian who hasn't completely given up the life of work, but is also excited to travel and see and learn. She is particularly interested in the food experiences of other cultures. ... full info