Along the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, with the Southern Alps to the east and the Tasman Sea to the west, we traveled south toward Hokitika for a night’s stay.
Tag: South Island
Hello, South Island
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
As we entered Queen Charlotte Sound (from the wider expanse of Cook Strait, after leaving Wellington), I was standing as close to the bow of the ship as I could get. There were probably 20 or 30 people standing out there, and it was quiet. It was as though we were greeting the South Island with reverence and awe.
Roads Go Ever Ever On
I am not a devotee of the LOTR trilogy. In fact, the movies put me to sleep.
However, I have been to Middle Earth (aka New Zealand), and I fell in love with that beautiful country.
Today, September 22nd, is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. In their honor, I share the following …
I recently returned from 30 days in New Zealand.
There are so many adjectives I could use to describe this adventure. The best might be “Amazing!” Every single day, without exception, I saw, heard or experienced something absolutely wonderful!
I had been told that New Zealand is a very accessible country, and I found that statement to be true. I made copious notes, and took over 7,000 photos, so that I can share my experience with others who might be considering a trip to the Land of the Long White Cloud.