Rotorua, New Zealand

November 1991 Well we finally saw the swirling mudpools of Rotorua yesterday. By the way Rotorua stinks(Sorry I was only talking about the sulphur smell, everything else was great.) I finally saw a geyser. I had always wanted to see a geyser ever since I had seen a picture of Old Faithful as a child. …

Mystery of the Day-Why I Miss Letterboxes

Delivering free newspapers with my brother was brilliant fun. I was thinking about this today, when my mind had  wandered onto the subject of letterboxes.(mail boxes) Letterboxes vary around the world. Off the top of my head I can’t think of any other country but the UK, who gets their mail delivered through a slot …

Taupo to Wellington-Another Misadventure

New Zealand November 1991 Sunday was our day for travelling to Wellington. It was a long day. We set out at 11:45 am. The bus headed initially for Taupo. When we had had a half our break in Taupo, we had to change bus to catch the one to Wellington. We sat down in our …

Horse Riding in New Zealand

It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. Adlai E. Stevenson November 1991 Kaikoura, New Zealand We drew back the curtains and what did we see but sunshine. Suddenly as if out of nowhere there were snow-capped mountains. They are absolutely beautiful. Now for the really important …