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2 months ago

End on a journey

I just wanted to update you avid readers on our current situation just in case anyone was worried. We heard the news a few days ago that we had 48 hours until the country went into their highest le
2 months 1 week ago

The great escape (from Queenstown)

Due to technical issues we've been having, we've had to take a little break from the blog... Fear not though, we're back on the road and ready to share the adventure. Since the last blog a lot has
2 months 3 weeks ago

Fjordlands, from campfires to 5 star luxury

And so we've entered the wettest, most sandfly infested part of New Zealand.... Or so we've been told. We started our Fjordlands journey right with a 20km gravel road to New Zealand's deepest lake
2 months 3 weeks ago

Dunedin and beyond

Dunedin came and went, a whirlwind of cheese rolls, steep hills and freezing winds all topped off with a bit of alcohol and entertaining locals. Amazing place with some interesting Scottish history
3 months ago

The mountains got bigger

I feel this image truly sums up the trip so far for us. Mountains, camping and pretty epic views (with the occasional beer or 3). On the way to Mt cook, we hiked mt somars which gave some excellent
3 months 1 week ago

Further south we go

As some of you may know, both the Oldham brothers are fairly into photography. It hit the clan hard when the little Oldham's trusty camera decided it had taken its last shot. Luckily, Christchurch
3 months 1 week ago

And back to the East Coast....

So.... We left the west coast a little early to avoid a tiny little storm that's about to hit. So instead we headed through aurthurs pass, doing 2 more hikes on our "must do hikes of the south isla
3 months 1 week ago

West Coast time!

After the delicious mussels, we headed up to the North tip of the south island around Puponga were we ended up getting a little lost in the sand dunes of the kiwi beak (check out a map). This lead
3 months 2 weeks ago

We've met the sandflies....

So, again, I'm being terribly slow with the updates but here we are again. Sorry for the delay! Anyway, we've now been travelling around the South island for 5 days and so far, all is pretty scenic
3 months 3 weeks ago

Bring on the South

Goodbye North, you've been great! We're currently among around 50 campers half an hour drive from the ferry. Very excited for the new adventure to begin heading west and south along the coast, hopp
3 months 3 weeks ago

The last of the northern days....

So, due to lack of service / lack of remembering I've not been posting much in the last few days... So here we are, the end of an era, the last stop on our northern adventure. As we look back at th
4 months ago

Geothermal wonderland

Day 6 of the road trip and we're currently camped with about 50 other vans and motor homes on the edge of Lake Taupo. We've and lavaly day (pardon the pun) seeing geothermal marvels in and around r
4 months ago

4 days in

Apologies for the lack of blogging, I've lost track of it during the first few days of travel. As of now we've done around 1000km in the northland, seeing Tutukana, a beautiful little bay where we
4 months ago

Last night in aukland,

The last night in our motel has finally arrived. We spent our last day sorting out the final few bits for Bertha (lights, gas stoves etc) before heading up our local volcano for an amazing view of
4 months 1 week ago

First outing

First outing in the van took us across one of the main bridges in Aukland to reach a beautiful beach with an incredibly scenic backdrop! We're both getting very excited to get going in the new home
4 months 1 week ago

We have a home on wheels!!!

After looking at so many vans online, we end up buying the first one we viewed! A lovely big van with with a tent on the top included so both of us can have our own double bed which is always a bon
4 months 1 week ago

And we've landed

Yesterday we touched down after 30 hours of travel, we looked outside of the window at the first glimpses of the country we would now call home and... It was raining. However, being British, we did
4 months 1 week ago

Finally arrived to the other side of the world

After a long journey full of films and food we've arrive to the land down under. Sydney Airport seems to big for my little brain! Just one last small flight and we arrive to our final destination w
4 months 1 week ago

So it begins...

The start of the adventure began with a 7 hour journey to Abu Dhabi. Here's a lovely photo of the older Oldham enjoying a well deserved breakfast.