Wellington (revisited)
August 25, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013 We arrived in Wellington yesterday evening, with Joh and Mark. The four of us took up residence at Jude and Nick’s in Petone, where Jane and Tim where already staying. Jude and Nick aren’t here at the moment, they are joining Alison on The World around now. George and Chelsea were […]

Havelock North
August 23, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013 Today is our last full day here in Havelock North, tomorrow we head south to Wellington. That will give us a chance to see people in the area and to arrange some documents to get us and Sterlin into Indonesia. Meanwhile we’ve been having a great time here in the Hawke’s […]

Hamilton – Auckland – Gisborne
August 13, 2013

Tuesday to Thursday, August 13 – 16, 2013 We went out on a 3-day trip, mainly to catch up with family. First stop was Hamilton where we stayed with Jan and David. Then onto Auckland to catch up with John. We stayed the night in Ascotia off Queen. We decided to drive back a different route and […]

Basecamp Havelock North
August 6, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Free rental car. Really. We needed to get from Wellington to the Hawkes Bay. We looked at flying and rental cars, with the latter being our preferred option: the drive is not that long (about 4 hours) and quite pleasant. All the quotes we found for rental cars for a day […]

Intermezzo: New Zealand
August 2, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013 New Zealand was not a scheduled stop on this world tour, but circumstances beyond our control had us looking for a place to cool our heels while waiting for Sterlin to arrive in Sydney. What happened? Sterlin was supposed to have arrived in Sydney sometime mid to end of July. Unfortunately […]

Family & Friends
New Zealand Dec 2008 – Jan 2009
January 5, 2009

On Dec 19th we went to New Zealand for the Christmas Holidays; we came back home on Jan 4th. Here are some photo albums from our trip to New Zealand; this one was all about friends and family and was great!! Our first 2 days we spent at Lake Taupo in fabulous Acacia Cliffs Lodge […]

Nan – 1918-2006
January 3, 2006

Sadly Stephen’s Nan passed away on January 2nd. We are flying to New Zealand today to be with Stephen’s mum and the family. We will be back around Jan 9-11.