For countless years it's been a desire of mine to experience the Great Train Journeys of New Zealand. Planning a trip to Christchurch without NZAreandare, allowed us to book a treat on one of these.
Crikey, so much for slowing down to smell the roses! We frequently hear people our age, saying they wouldn't know what to do with themselves if they stopped working.
It's been many years since either of us properly visited Christchurch, garden city of New Zealand. We had a blast last week there with Jamie.
It's hard to believe that only five days ago we were in the Art Deco capital city of Napier. Between then and now we've travelled far & wide.
I realise I’m being repetative when I say there’s an abundance of treasured memories for me in New Zealand.
I believe some places in the world are truly magical. For me, two of these are Morere Hot Springs and Mahia Peninsula.
As the UK heads into a second lockdown, we're celebtrating being in a COVID-free country having a wonderful time with friends & family.
Our next camping spot after leaving Auckland on Wednesday 14th October was another fantastic free one at Ray's Rest Reserve.
Continuing our journey down the east coast of Northland a couple of weeks ago. We spent a few days catching up with friends and visiting Auckland.
A rather interesting combination, treaties and toilets! You'll understand how both are significant icons of New Zealand as you read on.
One of the reasons Barry often quotes for loving England and the UK is its long history. He’d often ask me, what the history of places we visited was.
We'd been lucky on our journeys around the north of the north island, until last Thursday. At Te Paki Sand Dunes, the sky suggested impending darkness
Driving up, or down, Ninety Mile Beach is an amazing experience. I did it in March 2002 with my mum and dad on an organised day trip from Kerikeri.
The more astute among you will have noticed a dramatic change to our home page header image. It's obviously reflective of the fact we're now residing in 'NZAreandare'.
Five days into our Managed Isolation, and we're over a third through the requisite 14 days already. I don't think we're 'suffering' at all.
It's been a while since we moored up near Lichfield. We spent many months hovering around the area whilst doing Calendar Club in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
The mixed messaging and new challenges seem to be continuing here confusingly in the UK. One minute the government says one thing, the next it's all change.
We relished the quietness of a few of night's mooring near Bettisfield, watching the spectacular sunsets once again, right on the edge of the Welsh border.
Having exhausted our 14-day stay near Whitchurch, on Monday evening we moved just past Whixall Moss. That journey entailed a working few Lift Bridges
We’d been dreading moving from our lockdown bubble mooring near Hurleston Junction. It had become our ‘new normal’ after over ten weeks of remaining in the same location. Surprisingly it’s actually been extremely pleasant to cruise again, and moor in different spots. The change in the weather from the beautiful blue skies and clear nights … Continue reading Cruising The Llangollen Canal