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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Bay of Islands

We are staying for two nights in the Bay of Islands and this morning I woke up  to bright sunshine.Along with a few others I took the ferry across to Russel Island to view some of the spectacular scenery.

There are over 100 islands of varying sizes and this is one of the oldest parts of New Zealand as this is where the first settlers arrived.

This is the oldest church in New Zealand

Here I am enjoying a drink at the first licensed premises in New Zealand.

And here's another first - ice cream burgers!


  1. Wow, you are in another country already! Looks good.

  2. Sweet! You're starting off your visit with one the places I haven't been to yet! My sister tells me it's gorgeous up there!

  3. Gorgeous place... Ice Cream Burgers, huh????? How funny!!!!!

    My brother and wife (years ago) visited New Zealand and said it was one of the most beautiful countries they ever visited... AND--they traveled ALOT....

    Hope you have a wonderful week.

  4. A beautiful place. We stayed in a B&B there. I forgot the key when we went out and I had to climb in a window.

  5. Sounds like a lot of fun! May have to visit NZ one day.

  6. Ice cream Burgers?? That is an interesting variation of the old meat patty.

  7. Funny ! Ice cream burgers, never heard of it !


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