And the Earth Moved
And the Earth Moved!
22nd February 2011
We are fine. You will have heard of the major earthquake which hit Christchurch today. There has been serious damage to buildings and some fatalities, the news is unfolding as we write this, but we are safe in a modern well built motel.
Roz has told you that Methven was a one horse town, but our B+B ...
We arrived in new zealand about a week before we had planned, mainly because australia was so expensive and we needed somewhere cheaper! So we decided to try and travel round as cheaply as we could. As it happens we met the right people which allowed us to do just that. We flew into christchurch and got in contact with a lad we met in cairns, he and two...
Driving Through Middle Earth
Getting in New Zealand was typical of any island nation with strict quarantine policies but it wasn’t really that strict. A few more declarations and cute beagles sniffing around your luggage. However I do feel I could get in with small box but not any kind of seed.
The place I was staying was hosting a vintage car collection show the first night I ...
Oh, how very quaint
Our first stop in New Zealand and it was just like being in England. It was very quaint and British and reminded me of how I imaging Cambridge to be.
After treating ourselves to a big breakfast we headed to the Avon River for a spot of punting. It was very pleasant floating down stream taking in the sights along river and seeing some wildlife. We als...