Evolution…preparing for Galapagos

Evolution…preparing for Galapagos

The kids have been doing school work….and here is some about Darwin and evolution. After we saw this sign at the hydro dam in TeAnau….and the conversation about “who is Darwin” started…..what better time to learn! Lulu explains…....
Outta Auckland and Romping Around Rotarura

Outta Auckland and Romping Around Rotarura

The flight from Sydney to Auckland was pretty uneventful, as they usually are, but the fun really started when we hit the tarmac. It was later in the afternoon, and Christmas was fast approaching.  The kids had been bugging us to go see The Grinch as a way of...
Ba-Bye New Zealand

Ba-Bye New Zealand

Lake Tekapo was along the way to Kaikoura …our next destination.  Only a quick picture stop at the Church of the Good Shepard…then back on the road for a very long 6.5hour drive day.   And then……DISASTER STRUCK.  With a perfect storm of ALL THINGS PICTURES from...
Back in time in Bothwell…

Back in time in Bothwell…

We packed up our stuff after a nice nights stay at a small cottage resort just outside of Port Arthur, and then the kids and Deb popped over to the community centre across the road to have a game of basketball while I played Tetris with all of our crap, I mean...
Some more weather woes… (and lots of pictures)

Some more weather woes… (and lots of pictures)

From Pohara we headed south.  A long long driving day through some beautiful mountains of the north west.  We planned to stop near the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki.  We booked a family cottage at Nikau retreat.  We arrived around 5pm and were happy to see that the...