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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March 21, 2020

We left Rio de Janeiro, heading south.  We had a long drive ahead of us, 4,000 kilometres, on a mixed bag of roads.  Our final destination the container port in San Antonio, Chile. 

En route we needed to find a new windscreen for the van.  The screen had...

April 11, 2019

On 9th February it was time to head back to the van.

We flew from the Falklands to Punta Arenas, Chile and spent a night there catching up with friends, Terry and Maria - always fun to hang out with.  The next day we had a 12-hour coach journey back to Ushuaia, Argentin...

February 17, 2019

We left the glaciers of Argentina behind and crossed into Chile at Cerro Castillo heading to Parque Nacional Torres del Paine.  It was our usual approach to a Chilean border - eat or cook any food likely to be seized with a few (hidden in plain sight) exceptions.  ...U...

January 5, 2019

Our first foray into the Chilean Lake District began on our way down to Chiloé in mid-November.  We took a quick detour west to visit the northern most lakes, including Lago Villarrica, in the hope that we might catch sight of Volcán Villarrica, but the weather didn't...

December 8, 2018

We crossed back into Chile on Remembrance Sunday, via the Túnel del Cristo Redentor, managing to miss a great imposing bronze statue of said Christ the Redeemer.

From there we charged towards the coast to visit Valparaíso, a port city overlooking the Paci...

November 19, 2018

We entered Chile on the 26th October, at the Hito Cajon border point, about 4,000m above sea level.  From there we enjoyed the super smooth 2,000+ metre descent to San Pedro de Atacama, a lively little town and hub for adventures into the Atacama Desert.  San Pedro is...

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