Col will be doing one of infamous posts shortly, but in the meantime I thought I would do a minor post. We left Christchurch on Thursday morning September 20 and arrived in Dunedin at around 3:00 PM, checked into our BnB and headed to Larnach Castle. Sorry to say I was not able to retrieve any pictures or video from our GoPro so I have nothing to show for it. Suffice to say it was impressive, if you don’t believe me google it. 😄 After the impressive castle we drove to Baldwin street which believe it or not is the steepest street in the world. Who would have known, but hey we just happened to be there. That I have pictures of thanks to my IPhone.

Below is me at the base of the street, I know it doesn’t look like much in the picture, but believe me it was. We walked it to the top.

Col at the top after we conquered the summit.

After seeing the steepest street in the world the sun had set so it was time to belly up to the trough. Keeping with the spirit of New Zealand we found ourselves at the Baa Bar and Grill and I had my first Lamb stew which was very good I might say. We finished the day off with a visit with our BnB hosts who were an amazing couple. Tomorrow we are off to Te Anau followed by a visit to Milford Sound the following day.


Australia in Retrospect

After 25 days we have left Australia.  We travelled 4 out of 5 states and one territory. We  missed West Australia only because we ran out of time. The word that I would use to desribe this continent would be diversity. From the beautiful beaches on the east coast to desert and red dust in the Outback, to the green hills of Adelaide, and finally the craggy ocean road of the south coast. Even Sydney and Melbourne are completely different – both hip in their own way but decidedly different.


However, as a I have maintained since we have left home, it will be the people that we will remember the most. It is meeting with Norman and Sasha at the airport in Sydney when we first touched down in Australia to Bill and Norma, a Brandon, MB couple that we met in the Melbourne airport while waiting for our flight to New Zealand, and all the ones in between that keep this journey really interesting. We chose to do this journey using BNB’s so that we are always interacting with the people that live their lives in the places that we travel. It is from them that we will get the experiences that we are looking for. We appreciate that you are still reading my daily rants and raves and looking at the pictures and videos. Your comments are always appreciated.  


So, we’re off to New Zealand. Let’s see what kind of trouble we can get into there!!