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 21, 2020

We have visited New Zealand previously a number of times: Rachel and her thumb in the 1980's; and both of us in a car in 1994, just after Rachel had finished a 6-month secondment in Auckland.  Neither of us had ever visited the Coromandel Peninsular, a must do on most...

June 18, 2020

From Tapotopu Bay, we completed our journey to almost the most northerly point - Cape Reinga.  An amazing spot with beautiful views.  A place where the Tasman sea meets the Pacific ocean.  Cape Reinga is the end of the road, and in Maori tradition the spirits of the de...

June 18, 2020

It was early February and we were finally off in the van to explore New Zealand.  Since arriving in late November the weather had been hot and sunny.  Parts of the North Island were suffering a drought. 

What better start to travels, than an invitation to join...

May 2, 2020

On 27th November, 2019 we landed in Auckland, New Zealand with a nine-month visa (extendable by three months) and we were looking forward to Christmas with Rachel's family followed by a tour of the North and South Islands.  All we had to do was relax and await the arri...

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