This year Ross hosted us all in Canberra. Dad praised Ross for the best pasta he had ever eaten, Trevor brought along his boat for outings on Lake Burley Griffin, Jen added some flair to morning pancakes, Danny helped out with everything and Eugene – well he just played and played!
Errol has reported that the Jasper to Lake Louise trip is THE most scenic experience he has ever had. That’s saying something for an inveterate traveller after criss-crossing the world for the umpteenth time. (Trevor recalls his fantatstic rail trip across Canada in the dome car years ago. For some strange reason Ross chose to separate and went by bus!)
The Balloon Man’s wicker basket wasn’t quite full so Jenni and Trevor obliged. It was a perfect winter morning for the flight from Thornbury to Moorabbin. For more pics
More of New Zealand had been on my to do list, and I took the opportunity to base myself in Christchurch for a week’s holiday. At the last minute Dad secured a cheap flight as well and joined me. He’s ticked off the Transzalpine train journey to Greymouth now, but I still want to see the very North of the South island. … mmm maybe I could incorporate a sailing trip …
As far south as you can go without being an expeditioner.
Fabulous tours to islands teeming with seals, penguins and albatrosses, and the National Park where Chilean salt water meets Argentinian fresh water. Fit and well.
Incredible landscape of volcanoes, mountin peaks and red and green lakes. Close up there are flamingos, llamas and vicunas as well.
I took a week at the end of October to tour the South Island of New Zealand. I realised pretty quickly that there is a lot to see, and shortened my trip to Christchurch -> Lake Tekapo (1 night) -> Queenstown (3 nights) -> Dunedin (2 nights) -> Christchurch (1night). Car hire is cheap, Jetstar offer the best deals and BBH backpackers are generally very good. Will have to go back!
Beautiful colours and shapes – great ideas for bling!
Very exciting roaming around beautiful buildings everywhere. Been to Arles and met Tanya and now off to Lyon to catch up with Ruby from Bruny Island.