THE BIG ONE From sea kayaking to sheep shaggin' New Zealand has it all!

Bloody Computers

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [421]

photos will follow when i find a computer that works

Tags: I should have known better!


Gallery: sky diving

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Oh My God!
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Kauri Forests and the Bay of Islands

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [271]

Leaving Dawn and Tuttukaka we headed to the west coast once more to the Kauri Forests, huge 2000 year old trees that have stood the test of time! Amazing trees though not many left as they were used for masts and spars for ships. Camped in a secluded ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Bay of Plenty, the Coromandel and Diving in the Poor Knights

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [285]

After the smells of Rotoura  we headed north to the Bay of Plenty and the Kiwi growing capital of the world. Tried some golden kiwis where you can eat the skin. Delicious, cross between an apple, pear and kiwi. We camped that night right on the beach ... Read more >

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Sky Diving and Smelly Eggs

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [538]

Well here we are nearing the end of the journey. I'll try and fill you in on whats been happening. We last left you when we were on route to Lake Taupo for my Sky diving. Taupo is a wonderful lake, NZ's biggest, situated in the middle of north island ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


The Abel Tasman

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | Views [286]

Beautiful national park with a famous tramp which runs along the coast at the north end of the south island. We did a day walk along the track and found some wonderful secluded beaches. The next day we met our guide for our 2 day sea kayaking adventure.... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


The West Coast

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | Views [282]

After leaving doubtfull sound we headed up towards Lake Wanaka with some beautifull scenery. It was very humid here and eventually the rain started that had been forecast. We left wanaka in pouring rain and it stayed like that the whole of the west coats ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Gallery: Milford Sound

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Kayaking and walking
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Gallery: Lake Tekapo

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

...and climbing Mt St John
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Gallery: Dolphins and Whales

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Kaikoura
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Gallery: Journey to South Island + Malborough Vineyards

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Doubtfull Sound

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [399]

So named as Captain Cook was doubtfull he could sail out of it. The day stared at 6am to drive to the town of manapouri, about 20 mins from our campsite. Once we arrived we were joined by about 14 other intrepid travellers. We were taken by bus to the ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Fiordlands

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [248]

Dear All So, we last left you when we were off horse riding. This was unfortunately cancelled so we ploughrd onto Mt Cook. Beautifull drive but it was so cloudy we could'nt see the summit. Never mind! On we went to "Queenstown" THE adventure ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


The journey continues...

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | Views [231]

Hmm where were we. Ok we left north island on the early morning ferry and 3 hrs later we were cruising into queen charlotte sound and the harbour of picton at the top of south island. We now had shauns bigger car with a little more oomph so the journey ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


The Wedding

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Views [279]

Just a quickie to say that the wedding was fantastic. Beautiful weather and setting. We even had clay pigeon shooting so my practice in Kent was well worth it. Thanks Ken! Birthday today so early this morning we went tramping in a national park and ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Gallery: New Plymouth & Mt Taranaki

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: The wedding

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Shaun & Amelia get hitched
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Gallery: The Drive from Auckland to Waitomo Caves

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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The Journey Begins

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 12 Jan 2008 | Views [256] | Comments [1]

The journey began with a wee bit of excitment when an Indian Taxi driver phoned us 25 mins before we were due to leave and said " So sorry Sir, No taxi, Broken down, so sorry!" After a few expletives we phoned our "man" who we ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Packing

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [396]

Why is packing for a trip always so difficult? Is it one bag or two, 20kg or more, one hand luggage item or two. Who knows? Foolishly I checked  online before we started and now realise we can take even more stuff so the wife really can pack the kitchen ... Read more >

Tags: Packing & gadgets