Trev & Vicki Liverpool 2019

Hello from Dunedin

Our long awaited 2019 trip the the UK & France is now but a fading memory We flew into Edinburgh, Scotland on Friday the 23rd of August     and spent a week doing a very quick trip down thru the UK, before getting the ferry at Dover to Calais. Our trip has been around 18 months in the planning which started on our last trip to Adelaide, when Pete and Tina asked if we would like to join them, and others, on a trip up the Canal de Nivernais in France for a couple of weeks. Vicki's Travelogue can be seen HERE, and there is a link on that page, and also below, of some of the photos we have taken.

We have been under the English Channel before on the Eurostar so this time we planned to see Calais after a ferry ride. From Calais we travelled by train down to Decize to meet up with Grant & Selina and Pete & Tina. From Decize we slowly make our way north on the Canal du Nivernais over two full weeks.  There were three boat loads of us, and we travelled on a Royal Classique Boat, so it was a very social journey.  After about one hundred and twenty locks we ended up in Migennes. From there we left our fellow travellers and headed first across to Lyon for two nights, then onto Dubai for 28 hours, had a brief stop over in Auckland and finally home to Dunedin on Saturday the 21st of September.

Last Xmas we spent 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 travelled 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 had her bunions operated on earlier in 2018 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 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 almost ten 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 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.  Vick is currently unemployed after a few years at Prices Packers and Movers.  

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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

Trip 2019 - The UK & France NEW  
Otematata - Feb 2019 2018 Various
Wellington 16-18th March 2018 Adelaide - Perth 2017
Adelaide & Sydney 2016 Richardson's Motor Museum
Northern Queensland 2015 T&C Fishing Trip - June 2015
Sunshine Coast 2014  Brad & Carli's Wedding
Brad & Ellise's Wedding Caravans - Old & New 
Fishing Trip out off Taieri Mouth  Fishing Trip Tuatapere & Easter 2013 
Oz Road Trip 2012   Fishing 2011
Macy Paddy Roberts (Ongoing) European Trip 2011
The Deck at Koremata Street Jigger Trip up the Taieri Gorge
Nullarbor Golf  Oz Road Trip 
Bali 2009  Perth, Queens Birthday 2009
Colman & Nicole's Wedding Kids Visit July 2009
Eyre Peninsula Trip 2009 Adelaide Sevens Pics 
Clipsal 500, 2009  Chris & Anita's Wedding 
NZ February 2009 Red Bull Air Race Perth
Vicki's Birthday 2008 Coonawarra Weekend  
Wilpena Pound Trip   Renmark, Mildura & Wentworth
Northern Lights Display Adelaide Rugby Sevens 2008 
House Boating on the Murray River Riley Roberts (Ongoing)
Nangchang CJ-6A Flight Old Tailem Town
Trev's 50th Fish Stalker II Charter
Cleland Wildlife Park Vicki's Birthday 2007
Adelaide Gaol Visit  Queens Birthday 2007 
Adelaide Rugby Sevens 2007 The Clare Valley
New Zealand Trip 2007 Mosca Family Pics
Train Trip, North Adelaide Port Adelaide's Museums
Horsham & The Grampians Sydney
Singapore Third Ave.. Forestville
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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