Category Archives: N Z Travels in 2015

The Church of the Good Shepherd

Here is the tiniest flavour of the beauty we are seeing…this is Lake Tekapo, with the ‘flour’ ie glacier dust, which causes the wildly lovely turquoise colour in the water. This is the ACTUAL colour: though when you see an … Continue reading

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January 22-26 In Mckenzie Country

Touchdown in Christchurch! Queues to enter customs, reclaim our suitcase, then hotfoot to buy duty free Gin for our hosts, and a NZ ‘spark’ mobile phone. Taxi to collect our borrowed car: and the first clue of how generous New … Continue reading

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January 20-22 Flying high!

Could you imagine a place where so many restless people are hurrying to be somewhere else? London Heathrow, Terminal 2, is just this place. But the degree of automation has become impressive. We inserted our flattened passports into a scanner, … Continue reading

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From grey skies to a bright blue yonder

Something still remains hugely exciting about flying to another country: and doubly so, to fly to New Zealand..terra incognita! The huge, crinkly-paper map spread over the dining-room table, the fascination of spotting strange place names, the enormous spaces between them … Continue reading

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