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May 2021 – The End Of Our South Island Adventures

Although it's almost a year since our final days in the South Island, we're keen to finish sharing our memorable...
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Reluctantly Leaving Liverpool

During our second week moored in Liverpool, we went to a family wedding in Devon, then explored more of the...
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Relishing Our Passage To Liverpool

After a delay of almost two years, due to the pandemic, we cruised into Liverpool's Albert Docks on the afternoon...
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Narrowboating Over Winter 2021 to 2022

Narrowboating over a British winter isn't for the fainthearted, but we're used to the ups and downs of it and...
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Seven Months Later And We’re Back …

Goodness, we really have had a blogging break! We haven't posted for seven months, as we've had so many other...
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Having A Bit Of A Blogging Break

It's always tricky adjusting to life after being in another hemisphere. We're catching up with family & friends and not...
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What Is It Like Being Back On The Boat?

Having been back onboard our narrowboat now for almost two weeks, we're able to reflect on how it feels after...
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Joining The Dots In Arthurs Pass

Having travelled eastwards from the west coast to Arthur's Pass Village in February, we subsequently journeyed westwards with friends in...
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Settling Back In Blighty On Board NB Areandare

Leaving Gisborne on Sunday 1st August, we flew back to the UK on Thursday 5th August. It's an interesting time...
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Re-Visiting Christchurch and Banks Peninsula

From the 7th to 21st May, we hung around Christchurch with Jamie and visited a number of nearby attractions.
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Sights And Delights From Lake Wakitipu to Christchurch

At the end of April we headed to Lake Tekapo, expecting to be blown away by its beauty. Did it...
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Mount Cook Village, Tasman Glacier And Back To Lake Pukaki

After our incredible experience on the Hooker Valley Walk, we explored Mount Cook Village and the Tasman Glacier. How would...
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Magnificent Mount Cook

Out of all the adventures and experiences we had in our five months on the South Island, Mount Cook won...
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Dams Lakes and Cliffs Waiting For A Mount Cook Weather Window

Waiting for a clear weather window to visit Mount Cook in April, we visited the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme, Lake...
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Visiting A Vanished World

Our itinerary often alters due to fascinating things we find along the way. Oamaru, Duntroon & The Vanished World were...
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