Trev & Vicki Liverpool 2019

   Hello from Dunedin    

2021 is now here, thank heavens 2020 is over. What a year!  I don't think any of us would have believed it if we hadn't lived it. An International Pandemic is the stuff that horror movies are made of.

We spent from the 24th of December 2020 until the 8th of January up at our caravan in Bannockburn.  The weather wasn't very good but we certainly had a relaxing time.  It was too wet to do much else. 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 will try and get up to our 'van at least once a month thru until April.

The last time we left NZ was in August 2019 when we travelled to the UK & France. It 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 had been around 18 months in the planning which started on our last trip to Adelaide in early 2018, 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 took.

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.

As mentioned, our last trip to Oz was a 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. We had planned to spend some time back in S.A. in August of this year but like many things, it didn't happen.

Chris, Anita and the kids have moved back to Dunedin from Cromwell and bought an established home in Abbotsford.  Chris is now Otago Southland Manager of CHNZ (Commercial Hire NZ) Truck Hire based in Mosgiel and Anita has set up a mobile coffee business covering the local area, see Ynot a Coffee.

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 eleven years since we returned home from Oz. We met some amazing people while we lived there for five years, 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 over when we are all allowed to travel again. If it ever happens..

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 construction machinery hire company in NZ.  It is a complete change and I am enjoying the challenge.  Vick now works part time as a receptionist at Ear Health Dunedin in Hillside Road.  

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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 2020 Various Coming
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
Nullabor Golf 2009 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 2007
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 2004
Royal Adelaide Show 1st Yorke Peninsula Trip
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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