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Byron Bay

The day we left for Byron, organic hipster surfer capital of the south, was tinged with sadness as we said goodbye to Daddy for three weeks. Not easy to split the family up any time, but especially on an adventure like this. He gallantly dropped us off and stoically begin his trek back to the […]


Circus performers

It rained, so we had to find something to do. And lovely Helen from the best shop ever, with amazing clothes and brilliant sun shades (as per photos), Bryon Beach life, took it upon herself to send me such an amazing list of things to do. One of said things was a circus training workshop […]


Sydney: Part 2

The next trip was a visit to the beach at Manly. Popular with all Sydney-ites, there are non-stop fast ferries straight from Circular Quay, so it tends to be pretty well populated, but we got a fairly good day. Good for surfing, we rented a board and the girls and Alberto got stuck in- and […]


Australia Day

Off we went off, unsuspecting, to the ferry back to the centre to explore a little more. It was Australia Day. We gave it little thought, having understood the plan was ‘to have a barbecue with friends’ and not much else, until we turned into the bay to the right of Mosman and saw ourselves […]


Sydney: Part 1


Picnic tables of New Zealand


The eighth wonder of the world

10am checkouts are a pain. But they make you get started. We liked this backpackers. Much nicer than what I remember from my gap year for sure….. breakfast in the shared kitchen, some work and off we went again to Te Anau, marvelling at its perfect lake, en route to Milford Sound. The road takes […]


Christchurch to Te Anau

It’s been almost three weeks and it feels like ten days. Something about being on the move makes time go by even faster- too fast! Time to cross the island: we extended our Port Levy Stay by one night due to less than perfect weather on the other side of the South Island, so we […]

Kaikoura to Christchurch