Trev & Vicki

Adelaide 2016

Hello from Dunedin

 Hello 2019. We are just back from a couple of weeks at our caravan in Bannockburn which was very relaxing. It is always good to spend time with the people who camp around us.  They come from all parts of Otago & Southland and are a very social group. We also hosted a friend of Vicki's from our time in Adelaide. Annie Coles now lives in Sydney and she flew over on New Years Eve to spend four nights in Cromwell. This meant that we traveled around a bit more than usual while we showed her the sights of Central Otago and even took her through the Lindis to the McKenzie Country.  Our trip back to Cromwell was interesting when we came across a house bus on fire about seven kilometres north of the Lindis Saddle.  We stopped to help and ended up having to move out of its way when its brakes let go and it started running down the hill towards us.  See the Video HERE.

We had a great long weekend in Adelaide in February 2018 where we got to meet Ellise & Brad's lovely wee daughter  Emilia and Erin & Nick's strapping lad Louis. Unfortunately Anthony & Jesse's little man hadn't arrived before we flew in. Vicki has just had her bunions operated on earlier in the year and is now back on her feet.  Chris, Anita and the kids have moved back to Dunedin from Cromwell and bought an established home in Abbotsford.  Chris has left Porters and works for Skevingtons who are based in Palmerston, but he is currently Operations Manager of Forestry Roading Services in Milton.

We didn't do anymore overseas trips in 2018 as Vick will had used up all her leave during her convalescence period.  We have now got our plane tickets though to go to the UK and France in August - September next year.  We start by flying to Edinburgh for three nights.  We also have tickets to go to the Edinburgh Tattoo the night after we arrive.  We then plan to trip around England over 6 days ending up in Dover. After a trip across the English Channel on the ferry we make our way the a town called Decize where we meet up with Grant & Selina and Pete & Tina from Adelaide and travel up the Canal de Nivernais thru the Loire Valley for two weeks. There are twelve of us in total on three boats from La Boat. See their website HERE. After we get off the boats at Migennes we travel to Lyon to board our flight home via a night in Dubai.

We completed our crossing of Australia on the Indian Pacific train in August 2017.  We had five nights at the Hilton in Adelaide which gave us a chance to catch up with many of our SA friends before boarding the train for two nights while we headed west to Perth.  After two nights catching up with Steve & Mere Connor we did a 2,500 km round trip thru south West Australia, visiting Margaret River, Walpole, Esperance & Southern Cross before returning to Perth and another two nights with the Connors them flying back home.  A great trip and it was lovely to see so many friends and new places.

This webpage was originally set up to allow family and friends back in NZ see places we had visited while we lived in South Australia between 2004 & 2009. If you have time please check out some of the photo galleries listed below.

It is now over eight years since we returned home from Oz. We met some amazing people there and found that, even though you don't see them as regularly, you do not lose your friends at home. We have enjoyed showing off our real home to some of our Aussie friends who have visited in the past few years and look forward to hosting more if they wish to come.

I am finally out of the print industry after 42 years.  On the 19th of September 2016 I became the Dunedin Branch Manager of Porter Hire which is the largest heavy machinery hire company in the Southern hemisphere.  It is a complete change and I am enjoying the challenge.  After a time back in insurance with PGG Wrightsons AON, and then a maternity cover position at Stevens kitchen supplies, Vick is employed at Prices Packers & Movers in their Kaikorai Valley Head Office.

Come back soon and see what we are up to. If you Hit the email icon on the left panel, you can let us know you have visited our site

 

Trev, Vicki, Mac & Coco

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To see some pictures of places we have visited in the past few years click on one of the links below

Wellington 16-18th March 2018 2018 Various
Adelaide & Sydney 2016 Adelaide - Perth 2017
Northern Queensland 2015 Richardson's Motor Museum
Sunshine Coast 2014  T&C Fishing Trip - June 2015
Brad & Ellise's Wedding Brad & Carli's Wedding
Fishing Trip out off Taieri Mouth  Caravans - Old & New 
Oz Road Trip 2012   Fishing Trip Tuatapere & Easter 2013 
Macy Paddy Roberts (Ongoing) Fishing 2011
European Trip 2011 Jigger Trip up the Taieri Gorge
The Deck at Koremata Street Oz Road Trip 
Nullarbor Golf  Bali 2009 
Colman & Nicole's Wedding Perth, Queens Birthday 2009
Eyre Peninsula Trip Kids Visit July 2009
Clipsal 500, 2009  2009 Adelaide Sevens Pics 
NZ February 2009 Chris & Anita's Wedding 
Vicki's Birthday 2008 Red Bull Air Race Perth
Wilpena Pound Trip   Coonawarra Weekend  
Northern Lights Display Renmark, Mildura & Wentworth
House Boating on the Murray River Adelaide Rugby Sevens 2008 
Nangchang CJ-6A Flight Riley Roberts (Ongoing)
Trev's 50th Old Tailem Town
Cleland Wildlife Park Fish Stalker II Charter
Adelaide Gaol Visit  Vicki's Birthday 2007
Adelaide Rugby Sevens 2007 Queens Birthday 2007 
New Zealand Trip 2007 The Clare Valley
Train Trip, North Adelaide Mosca Family Pics
Horsham & The Grampians Port Adelaide's Museums
Singapore Sydney
Third Ave.. Forestville Random Pics
Barossa Album Around Adelaide 2006
Royal Adelaide Show Yorke Peninsula
South Western Suburbs Fleurieu Peninsula
'Wild Thing' Fishing Charter Adelaide Hills Vineyards
  Great Ocean Road Trip Steam Ranger Train Trip
Protea World & Chateau Barossa Padthaway Weekend
Trip Back for Chris's 21st Melbourne to Adelaide 2004

 

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