March 8, 2012

Back in Oz

We're back. A soft breeze is blowing through the boat and I have a stack of deadlines—stories about the Tuamotus and Antigua, pacific regattas and Olympic sailors. In short we’re settled and stable and if weren’t for a hard drive full of images and a very bad cold it would seem like our whirlwind tour of New Zealand was a dream.
camping in the Bay of Islands

Marae

visiting the Tasman Sea
 


Exploring Hobbiton
 

Riding through the countryside
Mud pools, geysers and spas in Rotorua
 

Cultural night
 






Rafting the Kaituna River
America's Cup boats in Auckland
 

Sailing Lion New Zealand
 


In some ways it was a dream—a two and a half week fantasy of sailing, spa-ing and adventure that passed more quickly than most holidays do because there wasn’t any anticipation to draw it out. But when it feels like it never happened—there are still the pictures…

8 comments:

Caz said...

Looks like an action packed few weeks! Welcome 'home' to Aussie land :)

Doug and Carla Scott said...

Loved the pictures - can't believe hot much fun and adventure you packed into such a short time!

taqiyuddin bakir said...

'tour of New Zealand was a dream'. It is weird to read that, since a friend of mine went to NZ and said the very same thing

Diane, Evan and Maia said...

Thnaks for the nice comments, and the welcome home:)
NZ really is pretty cool to explore--I think it's the small scale contrasted against huge landscapes thing.
In Canada (and Oz) it feels like you have to travel huge stretches to see the next aazing thing--in NZ you drive around the corner...

JESSE said...

Hey guys,
I just found your blog it's great. You're all looking good. Jesse (Frances Lee)

Diane, Evan and Maia said...

Hey, Jesse! Good to hear from you. Where are you these days?

JESSE said...

Hey guys,
I'm in So.Cal. I'll here as caregiver to my mom. So I'm out of criuseing for awhile. For how long I don't know. I'll be watch your blog. Have a good day.

Diane, Evan and Maia said...

Oh Jesse, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope things are going as well as possible--it's wonderful that you can be there for your mum when she needs you.