Wet , Wet, Wet! December 27th 2006 Not the group - the weather.
It has been particularly atrocious for mid-summer I douibt if we've had 3 decent days in a row. Boxing Day started off promisingly enough - the previous night's rain had eventually stopped. We phoned home, where it was still Christmas Day and then packed up a still damp tent and left Wanaka.
We travelled South through Roxburgh, Ettrick and other very Scottish sound ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Southland » Catlins 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
I'm recently retired (early) - have waited a long time for this trip - ever since taking a temporary job in mid seventies which was supposed to pay for next trip then came family and other commitments. Main interests - the natural world, eco build (we plan to build our own house on our return)and people.... full info