On 1st Oct, 2015, we headed off on a journey, hoping to travel around the world. 


We have sailed across the Atlantic and up through the Caribbean, toured North, Central and South America  in our VW van and are now enjoying our trip through New Zealand. 


Enjoy our blog - older posts are found at the very bottom of the blog page.

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October 16, 2019

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June 30, 2018

On 12th June we drove south to Alausi de San Pedro and the following day took the tourist train from Alausi to Sibambe.  The journey took us along El Nariz de Diablo (the Devil's Nose), a mountain with almost perpendicular walls.  To overcome this mountainous obstacle,...

June 23, 2018

On 5th June, having spent a few extra nights in Quito (turbo tinkering), we set off south towards Cotapaxi.  Thankfully the weather was improving and clouds disappearing.  Our overnight stop on the way was at Cascadas Condor Machay on the Rio Pita, to catch up with fri...

June 20, 2018

On 23rd May we arrived in Canoa on the Pacific coast.  Best description of Canoa - a Wild West town with surf and plenty of character.

The following day we headed south to Santa Marianita, known as a good kite-surfing spot.  We spent a few days camping by a hostel above...

June 14, 2018

On 17th May we drove a little north from Quito to a monument marking the Equator - Mitad del Mundo.  After a few pics, we headed to a camp-site near Cayambe, where the owners invited us in for a coffee - little did we realise that meant four hours making a zillion panc...

May 23, 2018

For our second jungle adventure we moved to Tena, a large town and starting point for various jungle trips.  Our neighbours for the duration were four puppies that provided a great distraction at any time.   We took a white-water rafting trip  (grade 2 - 4 rapids) with...

May 14, 2018

We entered Ecuador on 23rd April at its quieter San Miguel border and headed for Coca, a hub for tours into the Amazon Basin.  From Coca, we drove east to Limoncocha to explore Laguna Yahuanga and the Rio Napo.  We took two great boat tours on the Laguna, one daytime t...

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