Saturday, 20 March 2010

New Zealand So Far

We'll finish Oz later and have got a whole wedge to write about Fiji so that'll come soon too! Anyway, we arrived in Auckland on the 11th March and have since spent a coupe of nights there, been in the hot springs and smelt the volcanic geothermal stinkiness of Rotorua and been to a Maori feast/song/dance/party. We've seen NZ's biggest volcanic crater - Lake Taupo, a lake bigger than Singapore, the LOTR's Mt. Doom, and been into a cavern full of gloworms that lit up the ceiling like a starry night. We're now in Wellinton and have met our friend Gill from the trip around Asia, and seen the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling ship dock in the harbour and got a photo with its "Captain" Paul Watson which was funny because it's the first time i've met someone who South Park have taken the mickey out of. It's been incredible so far and the Kiwi's are a lovely bunch!

Right, we'll do some more asap!


PS have slotted Fiji in below so it makes sense!


  1. New Zealand looks and sounds to be a most excellent place to be. Beaches are lovely for chilling out and taking a break - but mountains stir the soul!
    Had a little taste of the South Seas dropped through my letterbox this morning - lovely start to the weekend (particularly as it was raining here) - Thank you! x

  2. Have just been perusing your latest impressive set of pics. Your photography continues to reach new heights of creativity!

    Had to do a double take when I saw same foot, same butterfly(?!) different country! Life is indeed mysterious and those who recognise it (and photograph it) are indeed rare..

    Three Louis' and three Saras in one (or should I say two) pictures quite a remarkable sight - very clever! Whether the world is actually ready for that particular phenomena....!

    Glad to see you met up with your pal from the Asia adventure - think you've got a good friend there.. and real life New Zealand lamb on the hoof, I'm sure roast dinners at home will never be the same again!

    And finally Captain Birdseye and a ship named after a website - what can I say?

    Random thom thoughts complete for now - enjoy!

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