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Monday, 28 January 2008

Location: Australia

Hi all , Sorry but we cannot put any photos on at the moment as this PC will not let us. We will try and put some more on in a couple of days. Bye for now , Alex & Lucy

Monday, 28 January 2008

Location: Australia

Hi all,
While in New Zealand our final stop was to the fox glacier where we got a helicopter up to the glacier. We then did ice walking for a couple of hours over the glacier and through a blue ice cave.
We are in Oz now and went to the barrier reef yeserday. Lucy did diving but I just did the snorkerling which was great. We are hoping to do our parachute jump tomorrow as long as the weather is good enough for it. I hope to add some more pictures so have a look. Love you lots - Alex & Lucy xxx

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Location: Wanaka, New Zealand

Hi. We are now in Wanaka. We arrived yesterday after a long drive from Te anua. It was a very hot beautiful day, and we stopped near Queenstown for lunch and a cold swim in Lake Wakatipo. As we went to bed last night, it started raining and hasn't stopped since!!
The kayaking adventure was an experience. The Doubtful Sound scenery was amazing, and not to be missed. We saw dolphins and a seal..swimming near to our small kayaks. The only downer was the sandflies....They were everywhere on shore, and bite me (Lucy) to death. I have over 50 bites. And we had to sleep in the forest overnight and use the composting toilet too...!! Which is where they bite my bum!! There were mountains all around us, reaching up to 1600m tall.
We are off to Fox Glacier today, in the hope that it stops raining by then!!!!

Friday, 18 January 2008

Hi - search on Jayne Gibson in planetranger on her section travel 7 for more photos as it take ages loading mine up.

Friday, 18 January 2008

We are now in Te Anau and it is boiling hot and beautiful. We start our kayaking tour tomorrow morning, which should be great. It is 2 days and 1 night sleeping in the forest.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Location: New Zealand

Hello! Arrived in Queenstown, not to knackered Warm and sunny. We managed to get to grips with the time difference and sleep being refeshed the next day. We have done the jet boat ride and rafting which was fun. The rafting was more scary in the video than actualy doing it but it was still good. We have also been up the gondala and rode the go carts. We picked up the campervan and moved down to Dunedin.

Here Lucy and Abi went horse riding on the beach which was lovely and hot. We have taken some great photos and have placed some on the site for you to look at. We also did the train ride to Pukerangi called theTaieri Gorge which took 4 Hours and the scenery was fantanstic.

We did Sam's off road tour. He's a farmer who has 2000 sheep on 700 Acers of land. He also has a private beach where there are penguins and seals roaming around. We camped by the beach last night and had tea. Today it's raining so we are going to Cabr


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Recent Messages

From Jennifer
Hello

Good to see you're now in Oz. Have a great time.

Love Jennifer XX
Response: Hi Jennifer, Good to hear from you. NZ was great, and we loved it. Are now in Aust, but has been raining loads, so have had to cancel some trips!! Not seen any spiders or snakes yet! xxx
From Martyn
Hello! Sounds like you are both having a great time. The pictures look amazing. I dont think you actually took the one with the seal on the beach though - looks like a postcard to me! All is fine with the animals. We've sold the merc though. Have fun x
Response: Hello. Spoke to you this morning. The rain has now stopped!! But still cloudy, oh well, we have Roast Chicken tonight!! Give Danni kisses from us......xxxx
From James, Roz & Boys
Hi, looks like your having a good time , like the photo's, your missing the rain back here. have fun & take care xxxx
Response: It has been raining here now for the last few days...proper rain!!! So just like being at home, but much warmer!!! oh well there you go. Hope it will brighten up soon... x x x