• Flores,  Komodo

    The realm of dragons

    The hairs on the back of my neck have been standing on end during every snorkel, dive and dinghy ride since arriving in Indonesia. Despite being surrounded by vibrant coral reef and fish aplenty, there was always something hidden in the distant blue that distracted me from the usual underwater wonders and made me very uneasy – the

  • Indonesia,  Pantar,  Saumlaki

    Celebrity status in Indonesia

    Would you believe that we’ve spent over a month at sea in total since leaving New Zealand back in July and we still aren’t even at the half way point of this voyage. In fact, the half way point is still another 500 miles away! After which we have just 9 months to navigate the other half of the world back to Bermuda. Are we crazy?… Most likely!

  • Christchurch,  Fiordland,  Kaitoke,  Middle Earth,  Milford Sound,  New Zealand,  Queenstown,  Tongariro,  Waikato

    A magical road trip through Middle Earth

    The photo above is of our self-contained camper van ‘Jacangi’ at one of many glorious destinations in Middle Earth.

    When Lord of the Rings fans think about visiting New Zealand they remember the films and imagine travelling through the breath-taking landscapes of Middle Earth. Many places, in both the North and South Island, were used when filming the Lord of the Rings and its prequel The Hobbit. New Zealand really does have all this, from the mind blowing grandeur of snow capped mountains to the charming