Tuesday Photo Challenge 7th April– Travel

Frank has given us the theme of Travel today for his photo challenge.
I’ve never liked to travel anywhere on my own, always afraid I’d get lost, miss my stop on the bus/train etc, so going to NZ on my own to see Bro in 2010 was a big thing for me.
This is Bro and me on our fishing trip. I caught the only snapper, which was also the first catch of the day, and I’d never been fishing before!

My sister in law saw to it that I saw a lot of her beautiful country, taking me on mini treks, had some traditional food, saw a traditional concert, and I stayed with a friend in Napier who I had come to know through my job as a credit controller and she was ‘the other side’ on purchase ledger and so settled the account.  It was she who took me to the park with all those magnificent black swans.
On my own I took a 7 day trip using the Overlander Train, which was 12 hours from Auckland to Wellington where I stayed in a hostel. The following day I caught the ferry across to Picton on South Island watching the dolphins play in the wake, and stayed there for a night. The day after I caught another train to Kaikoara where I spent two nights and took in a whale watch (wonderful!!).  From there I went to Christchurch and another two night stay as I had a trip included to Greymouth. This was shortly after the first earthquake had struck and I was in two minds whether to go, but was glad I did.
Then it was a return trip to Picton to catch the ferry back to Wellington and another night’s stay, the following day returning to Auckland on the Overlander Train.

For someone who didn’t like to travel alone, I did pretty OK!

This is the rainbow over the spit at the end of Bro’s road.
I’d love to go back, but in the current situation it’s impossible.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge 7th April– Travel

  1. Carol Anne says:

    wow di! how awesome! Your so lucky to have been able to go.

  2. murisopsis says:

    You were fearless! Going alone is a little intimidating but you did it – you should be so pleased. Those photos are, I’m sure, a small taste of all the sights!!

    • I have 3 discs and over 1000 photos, but no way to access them at the moment as I have no DVD drive on this computer. It was wonderful to see Bro as I hadn’t seen him since 2004, and before that 1996 when they emigrated.

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