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Feb 14, 2009 - Saturday the 13th!! Moonraker? Ball-acher more like!
Funnily enough we were up quite early this morning!!! We got washed 'n' dressed and then got screwed by a taxi out to the industrial area of Auckland (Penrose) to pick-up the Camper Van that will be our home for the next 5 weeks! we were very very excited about that, however our hearts sank as we discovered in the small print when we got there that you have to have had your licence for over a year. Doh!! I think Em's had hers for about 8 months or something and mine is, erm, mine, hmmm...... Hoping that our bad luck from the previous day...Jump to full entry
Dec 15, 2007 - Auckland... part deux!!
After another couple of hours driving we arrived in Auckland and decided (for the first time in a week) to stay on a campsite! It was so nice to have showers and electricity for the van to charge our ipods, cameras and to get the heater going in the van! The next day we headed into the city to take in a few of the sights and do a spot of Christmas shopping! We were going to go up the Sky Tower, which is the tallest building in the Southern hemisphere but the admission was bit of a rip so we just admired it from ground level! After a bit of...Jump to full entry
Aug 31, 2006 - New Zealand, home !
Finally, our very special thanks to..... Murray and Pat Reedy, Silk Road Adventures, Greymouth, NZ for the planning support and itinerary advice, visa, trek and other travel services and for just being a sensible kiwi adventure service whose guidance is based on real personal experience. Thanks guys. Alan Bradford, Kent, UK who rebuilt Claude and prepared the car with various modifications for this incredible journey. What amazing little cars 2CV's are but few will have been tested to this extent. The car's a real credit to you Alan, well...Jump to full entry
Apr 21, 2006 - Through the city and back to nature
We're up shortly after 6, have a coffee and head over to the hot pool! What a way to start a morning! By 8 we're on our way along the Seabird Coast - otherwise known as "the flats". After a few km where we are lulled into a false sense of serenity, the slalom starts again. Seriously, how narrow can a road become? Yes, we know it's a "yellow" road, but even this is pushing it. There is nothing between Mary and the gaping chasm below. Lucky for her we're not in major hills. We pass turkeys with their tails fanned out and, in Kawakawa Bay, we...Jump to full entry
Dec 20, 2004 - Spa Waters
19th dec Today we said fairwell to Piahia, and the Bay of Islands area, and turned South, in the direction of Auckland. We do not need to reach our last campsite in Auckland until 5pm on the 21st dec, so we will take our time and follow the scenic routes where possible. One such diversion is a coastal loop off the H1, which takes you through several small villages, Sandy Bay was aptly named , and when we arrived it was sunlit and the surfers were out, trying to make the best of a very weak surf, and there was one certain photo I wished to...Jump to full entry