Jess and I visit New Zealand (January 2019)
Marlborough Wine Trail Super neat vineyards! Today was all about wine. We were collected from the campground at 9.50am, and dropped back at 5.00pm, having spent the day tasting..
We moved to a much nicer spot by the creek this morning... The water is unbelievably clear, and although it flows quite fast, the bed isn’t really rocky at all, which m..
Just outside Blenheim is a world-class aviation museum, which opened in 2006. Due to Sir Peter Jackson’s interest in aviation, he is now the chair of the trust which manages the museum, and his in..
Before we left Spring Creek, Jess wanted to make sure she fed the resident pet eel (!). It turns out he (Eddie) has some friends as well. And because they live on a holiday park, and fed by the v..
Well it had to happen eventually... we have just arrived in Christchurch, about two hours later than planned, because a) the weather was appalling and b) the main road was closed so we had to do a ..
Having arrived later than we hoped, we didn’t have as long to explore Christchurch as we had planned. However we still managed to have a wander through the city centre. In 2010 and 2011 Chr..
It was a long drive... but wow, what a good one! Arthur’s Pass is a long road across the Southern Alps. Interestingly it wasn’t as up and down as we were expecting, after the road from..
This is the sort of sign to get my pulse racing... as we left Arthur’s Pass and drove down the coast, we could see the snow-capped mountains in the distance getting ever nearer... ..
Hiding from the sandflies... Our day began early – as we opened the van it was filled with sandflies. They are a serious nuisance here on the West Coast. Here’s Jess dressed up so avo..
The route from Franz Josef to Queenstown goes through the Haast Pass – and like Arthur’s Pass it is mostly flat, following the course of rivers (very sensibly) while having some climbing sections. ..