Wow! What a day!
The weather couldn’t have been any more different from yesterday. We woke up to clear blue skies and sunshine; perfect for what we had in mind. We left the campsite and continued up the road towards Mt Ruapehu. Yesterday we couldn’t even see it.
Mount Ngauruhoe, which was Mt Doom in The Lord of the Rings.
These are photos of the way back down.
Forgotten World Highway, so called because many of the settlements in this difficult hill country were later abandoned.
Moki tunnel; known locally as the hobbit hole.
Well, Dear Reader, here we are in 2024. A very happy new year to you, may all your hopes and wishes be granted. Christmas was a very merry a...
While Ann-Marie was still in Nottingham, Dave had another day single handing up the 18 locks to Newton Harcourt. For a few of them he was jo...
As you will have no doubt guessed from the title, we didn ’t get stopped by the low bridges, but it was close. We transhipped as much of ...
Having decided to slow our boat moves down gave us the chance to start looking at our plans for next year. We booked the Newhaven - Dieppe f...