Tag: travel

MILFORD SOUND WHICH IS REALLY A FJORD

But fjord was not in the English dictionary yet! We decided to take a boat into the sounds as our one and only touristy experience on this trip. It is a two hour drive in from Te Anau to Milford Sound. Mirror Lakes. A…

TE ANAU LAKE WALK

Just pictures. Unedited. This walk way is a good long pathway well used by cyclists and walkers. This whole walk is through the bird sanctuary area. Today we take the long drive into the fjord and have a look see. Later in the afternoon…

Te Anau

We have not got into town yet. People letting people stay for nothing in their backyards. If you are part of a NZ camper van association or something like that you have access to a list of other campers and landowners who will rent…

GARSTON, SOUTHLAND

We left Canmore yesterday. and came to rest for the night further down the South Island of New Zealand in a one horse town called Grafton. We are officially in Southland, New Zealand now. This has always been a staging stop or rest stop…

MELBOURNE AT LAST

One of the reasons I came across this side of the world was to witness my daughter graduating from the Victory Police Academy in Melbourne. SO, today I left Wellington at 6am and with the help of my favourite airline – Air New Zealand…

TO EXPLAIN

How to explain the breadth of my feelings about being home within breathing distance of my own family would be impossible. There are over 170,000 words in the English language but none of them will fully explain the drift down into softness that comes…

NOT FRIENDS

Pigs are reported to enjoy each other’s company but these two,Molly and Sheila, are not getting on at all even preferring to sleep in separate quarters.

GOING HIGHER

After my lazy morning of reading by the pool we decided to go for a climb before lunch.

ONE MORE SLEEP

A little more rain. A little more packing (though travelling with only hand luggage is all about the UN-Packing).  Lots of getting the farm ready to leave for a week. 

TECHNICOLOR

I wanted this mornings title to be RIOTS OF COLOUR but there was no riot. Yesterday proceeded with business and purpose and NOISE but most of all – calm. The opposite of riot. But the colour is launching itself into the remnants of our sepia…