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From Gail and Russ - Sunday, 25th February 2018, 16:16 (GMT)
Spent a few minutes now we are back home reading your log and checking out the photos. All look absolutely amazing. Think I would have particularly enjoyed the canoeing. We have had a really lovely holiday in the Caribbean. Could not be believe how cold our house was this morning when we returned home. Take care and I look forward to the daily read of your adventures xxxx
So glad you’ve had such a great time- your pics were stunning too. If it’s any consolation it’s been pouring with rain here in Wellington. Just spent the morning at the Te Papa museum of NZ and off to Weta tour this pm. No point in doing the cable car for city and harbour views!!! X
From Maura - Tuesday, 27th February 2018, 07:35 (GMT)
Glad you are having such a great time. Brilliant that Weta exceeded expectations always good when that happens when you have looked forward to it. Loving the pictures and updates.
Still a big kid really
From Kim ans Stuart - Tuesday, 27th February 2018, 10:26 (GMT)
Bravo Butlers! Have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your amazing travels and are taking notes for when we can follow in your footsteps. I need to retire!! Hope the weather is kind to you you get to do the Tongariro crossing later in the week.
Hi Kim
Great to hear from you! You would both love it here. It's like one long geography field trip!!
Weather isn't looking favourable for the TC so maybe next time!!
From Maura - Sunday, 4th March 2018, 07:53 (GMT)
Our turn today! Off to Manchester this afternoon, fly tomorrow. Will keep following your adventures when we can. See you when we are all back to compare stories. X
From Maura - Sunday, 4th March 2018, 13:02 (GMT)
Our turn now just off to airport San Francisco and then Coral Princess here we come! Will do our best to keep up with your travels wifi permitting. Look forward to catching up when we are all back xx
Hope you have a great time. Safe travels. See you when we are all back home.
From Anwen Pye - Sunday, 4th March 2018, 17:42 (GMT)
What a trip !! Looking forward to hearing all about it when we see you on Anglesey. My god-daughter Ali did her year out in Napier. Stephen would love to go back to Singapore after 50 years !! May the force be with you or is that the wrong film haha xx
It's living up to all expectations! Can't believe we only have a week left in NZ. Loving every minute. Will bore you with our pics when we see you. Love J&D x
From Gail - Thursday, 8th March 2018, 11:57 (GMT)
Looks a lovely Russell campsite. Look forward to reading what activities you are going to do in the next couple of days. Xxx
Off cruising the bay today! Xx
From Sue & Nige - Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 09:04 (GMT)
Just catching up again. The places you have travelled to look amazing. We especially like Hobbiton & Russell!
I saw flying fish when in Barbados but they were being served up with chips!!The local speciality. I'm sure the ones you saw were very much alive & a spectacle to behold.
Looking forward to seeing more photos & hearing your exploits.
Off to the Cook Islands tomorrow, looking forward to something we’ve not experienced
From - Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 11:22 (GMT)
Have a fantastic time in the Cooke Islands, make sure Jackie you go snorkelling. I am sure it will be absolutely beautiful. Where are you staying? Xx
Rarotonga. We will I’m sure. Still struggling with the idea that we leave today and get there yesterday
From Jane P - Monday, 19th March 2018, 08:52 (GMT)
It has been great following your adventures. Hope the journey back isn't too onerous.
From Gail - Monday, 19th March 2018, 15:36 (GMT)
Have a safe journey home. We have had a very snowy weekend but almost gone today, the sun as got its hat on, well maybe just for one day. Look forward to seeing you both on Wednesday. Xxx
From Julie - Wednesday, 7th February 2018, 01:06 (GMT)
Hi you two Having one of though’s nights you just car’nt sleep so having a view in.
Glad you are both ok & having a good time. Had to smile about your home for the next Few weeks brave having a beast again you clever people!!Know you will be loving it.
Glad you got to see the Dolphins will keep following you both on your amazing travels.
Take care
Love Julie & Pete xx
From Becky - Tuesday, 6th February 2018, 22:14 (GMT)
Glad you have your home on wheels sorted. All looks amazing so far. Xx
From Sue Butler - Tuesday, 6th February 2018, 22:44 (GMT)
Hi Jackie & Dave,
Sounds like you’ve packed an awful lot in already & sounds brill too. Wouldn’t be the same without a trip or fall tho!!! The adventurers begin, looking forward to hearing your next exploits. Hope the van lives up to expectations!
Sue & Nige
From Angie - Wednesday, 21st February 2018, 12:29 (GMT)
Hi Jackie and Dave
II just sounds amazing and I have enjoyed reading the blog and looking at the photographs. Tim would have been distracted by the tractors!
A run through Clumber this morning can't compete. Love Angie xx
From Lesley - Wednesday, 21st February 2018, 11:54 (GMT)
Just checked into your site.Great to revisit the places we went glad you are having a good time.Heard about the weather and glad you are safe.Presently we are at the end of our fantastic holiday in Vietnam/Cambodia.We now have a 1am flight to look forward to taking 14 hours ugh.You stay safe
From Sue & Nige - Thursday, 22nd February 2018, 09:30 (GMT)
Hi, Just checking in again. Glad you weathered (sorry about the pun) storm ok! The travel so far sounds amazing. Some of the views look remarkably like Scotland on an even larger scale but I guess the weather is always going to be a lot warmer even with the rainy days you've had!!
You will be pleased to know forecast here is for colder weather with possible snow next week. Highest temp so far, since you've been gone, (good title for a song) has been around 10!!
The photos are stunning & I especially like the whale tail!!
Hope you continue to enjoy your travels & look forward to hearing more of your epic journey.
From Jen - Monday, 19th February 2018, 21:21 (GMT)
Just catching up - It's providing a welcome distraction from revision! The photos are beautiful. Think we need to get planning! Lots of love x x x
You would love it here
From Jane P - Tuesday, 20th February 2018, 22:32 (GMT)
Hope you are both ok and that the storm isn't as bad as predicted. It sounds like you could be stuck in Kaikoura for a while.
Hi Jane
The storm wasn’t quite as bad as predicted but tasty enough! Road closures are a problem though - latest is SH1 north will be assessed again on Friday morning. The inland route is open but it’s a long way round and we’ve already come through most of it to get here! We haven’t decided what to do yet but watch this space! We were hoping to spend 3 days in Nelson/Picton area so we’ll have to weigh up the options! Glad you’re enjoying the blog. We’ve been blown away by NZ and I’m sure you will love it too.
From Maura - Tuesday, 13th February 2018, 08:39 (GMT)
Glad you are having such a good time and it all seems to be exceeding expectations. Enjoying hearing all about it x
From Jane P - Monday, 12th February 2018, 20:45 (GMT)
It looks like you are having a fantastic time. You are visiting many of the places we have on our list, so it's lovely to hear about your adventures.
Having a great time, sure you will enjoy it too
From Gail - Saturday, 10th February 2018, 06:10 (GMT)
Well done both of you. Russ and I are all set just about to have breakfast in the departure lounge. Will catch up on your blog when we find WiFi. Xxx
Enjoy your travels, safe trip
From Gail - Friday, 9th February 2018, 20:16 (GMT)
Think you may be running the parkrun as I write this message, hope all goes well. Xxxxx
It was good fun but tough, enjoyed it.
From Dave and Mandy - Wednesday, 7th February 2018, 12:09 (GMT)
Glad to hear all is well. Your Singapore section brought back some happy memories.
From Gail - Friday, 2nd February 2018, 13:36 (GMT)
Looks amazing. Xx