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Our Family New Zealand Adventure 2017/18

Today we leave

So this morning we were up early.  Loads to do before heading off.  We had to clean the apartment and pack etc. Cameron went back down to the boat to meet up with Cormac and play until it was [...]

Nearly time to go

Like all good things, that come to an end, it is time to go home.  I have to say it is going to be tough.  Not only the journey, but also saying goodbye to the sun and all of the things that NZ [...]

Ocean 60 sailing

Well, what a day! The first bit was working out how we were going to fit all of our stuff and accumulated purchases into three rucksacks. We managed it. Just! Then lunch on the balcony. It was [...]

Down with the Monkeys

Today we went to Auckland Zoo.  We arrived mid morning and got our tickets.  It is a big zoo and whilst there were hundreds of people there, there was always room to see the animals.  The [...]

Transport and Technology

So this morning had a bit of a slow start. I had some emails to answer and then a call from the States. Then, a bite of lunch in the apartment whilst boat spotting and out to the Museum of [...]

Muriwai Beach

Today we decided that as it may be the last time that Cameron got the chance to surf, so we took a drive out to Muriwai Beach on the west coast, known for its black volcanic sand. About an hour [...]

Back to Auckland

So it was time to move on again today and for the last time. We packed up the car and made ready to leave Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Just before we left the very nice elderly couple next door, [...]

Bay of Islands

Well, we got there in the end. The sun, that is. After 3 days of rain, 2 days of no electricity and 1 big storm, the sun came out. Meeting up with my mum and dad, we spent my mum’s 70th [...]

Auckland Maritime Museum

Today we got packed up from our one night accommodation early and headed into Auckland. We had been told that the weather was to change with rain forecast. I had brought my trusty old North Face [...]


It was an early start this morning.  We finally got to bed last night after doing our washing and listening to the people in the room next door party until 0230. 0710 we were up, packed and ready [...]

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