Category Archives: February

Milford Sound overland pictures

Fingers crossed that I can add some of the pictures to give you an idea of what the scenery was like. I have said it before, pictures can’t really capture the beauty but hope this gives you just a taste … Continue reading

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Dunedin to Milford Sound Overland

February 27-28, 2017 I hardly know where to begin with this post.  The South island of New Zealand supposedly has some of the most incredible scenery in the world, and we definitely believe it.  16 passengers and Simone from Insignia … Continue reading

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Akaroa, New Zealand

February 26, 2017 One of the benefits of being on a small ship (and especially an Oceania ship) is that they are able to bring on local delicacies.  Last night we had the green lipped mussels that New Zealand  is … Continue reading

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Picton, New Zealand

February 25, 2017 Now we are on the south island of New Zealand in Picton,  at the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound.  This town was settled by early 19th century whalers and is now a bustling seaport surrounded by … Continue reading

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Wellington, New Zealand

February 24, 2017 Well, I have decided that I could easily live in New Zealand.  Except for the earthquakes, of course.  We learned today that the cruise terminal was damaged by an earlier earthquake and so we docked at the … Continue reading

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Auckland, New Zealand

February 21 and 22 What wonderful weather awaited us in New Zealand, temperatures in the 70s and very low humidity. ¬†Perfect. We arrived at 11 am yesterday and headed out to the ferry building to take the 11:30 ferry to … Continue reading

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At sea again, unexpectedly

February 20, 2017 Well, we had a scheduled sea day yesterday and were scheduled to be in Norfolk Island, Australia, today. In fact, they even had us go through Australian immigration yesterday (they have the authorities here on the ship … Continue reading

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Noumea, New Caledonia

February 18, 2017 Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia.  25% of the total nickel reserves in the world are mined here which has dramatically increased their GNP. There isn’t too much tourism and there is a wide gap between … Continue reading

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At sea an route to Noumea, New Caledonia

February 17, 2017 It’s not a great picture, but I succeeded in getting the blue starfish photo from my go pro. Today was a fun sea day-first of all. the sun was out most of the day and the seas … Continue reading

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Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

February 16, 2017 Just in case anyone is counting, this is day 41 of our 180 day around the world adventure and it has been a wonderful journey so far. Today we spent the day in Vanuatu specifically in the … Continue reading

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