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Omaru to Queenstown (and back to Cromwell)

Omaru to Queenstown (and back to Cromwell)

After our first freedom camping experience, we were ready to drive out to Queenstown, given it was winter and we’d read a lot of warnings about some of the alpine roads we were a little nervous about driving over Lindis Pass. We needed to refuel so checked with...
Whitby in January

Whitby in January

For those that don’t know Whitby is a traditional Victorian seaside town in Yorkshire, most known for its stunning abbey. As we were all craving a view of the sea, we decided that it would be nice to take a break here as it is one of the closest seaside towns to...
The Bees Reflections

The Bees Reflections

So we’ve been home for just over 2 months now and it has taken time to adjust. We still haven’t finished writing blogs as life has taken over, however, we thought we’d write a reflection of our trip and how it has changed us. Travelling wasn’t...
Heading Down the East Coast

Heading Down the East Coast

We headed down the winding roads from Akaroa towards Ashburton where we stopped for lunch – to be honest, there isn’t much here and we should have planned our stop better!! We then continued down the East Coast towards Timaru arriving in the late...
Carry on camper

Carry on camper

An early start for Sarah as she volunteered to walk to start the process of collecting our home on wheels from Apollo – after hearing that there can be long wait times involved. Fortunately, Sarah sorted everything out so quickly that she was able to come to...
Return to New Zealand – 11 years on

Return to New Zealand – 11 years on

Hours waiting in Melbourne airport, delayed flight, lack of food on disappointing Virgin airlines, but we are back in New Zealand – 11 years and 1 month after last being here. A most welcoming passport control lady, customs man and taxi driver help us to get to...