Happy & Sad.

On the happy side, we are back home in Rotorua. But only just. A 4am rising in the UK for the taxi ride to Heathrow and a 10.15am flight. We nearly never made the flight! When checking in for our Vancouver destination, the clerk seemed to be taking an inordinate…

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Poki.

Preparations for Africa are proceeding at pace. The biggest step forward in preparations, has been the reconstruction of Poki. Over the month of August, Gumtree 4X4 of Ditching, West Sussex, have installed a second, stainless steel water tank, in the space behind the nearside rear wheel. It will be fed…

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Developments.

We’re on a DFDS Ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven. It’s 3.05am French time and sleep eludes me. Mind you the lights are on and there are people chatting, some snoring. Jen though, is fast asleep. The drive back to France from Slovenia What an interesting few days we have had.…

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An American Interlude.

Ten hours in an airport terminal is not a great way to start your travels. The alternative was a fight from Rotorua that would have allowed us an hour to switch terminals in Auckland, assuming all domestic flights were on time. Air NZ flight NZ8 to San Francisco was full…

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Confined to Utopia.

Being confined to New Zealand is not a terrible imposition. Until international borders reopen, this is about as good as it gets. During the last week we have enjoyed a week away with the Veteran Vintage Car Club of Rotorua on a road trip to Wellington. http://www.oruawharo.com/history.html That morphed into…

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