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... took my first solo trip abroad to NZ. I think I was away for about a year and NZ had a lasting impression on me. What a beautiful country and wonderful people. My intention was always to return to live permanently, but life rarely goes as planned and it was in fact my little brother who moved to the land of the Great White Cloud about 10 years ago instead of me (how the heck did that ...
... me to go with the flow more, there and on our return, but I'm now starting to think it will have the opposite effect. Anyway, today is our last 'free day' and I should be ironing and packing (see, I even feel the need to iron clothes that will be stuffed in a backpack!). I'm feeling my first lesson will be to pack light - and if I can't I'll just hide it in Shane's back pack. And yes, I have a back pack - who'd have thought ...
... like leaving things to the last minute!
And we were off.
Bright, yes. Dry, yes. Flipping cold ... YES.
I had more layers on than ever, with the result that I was all wrapped up like a sausage roll and almost unable to bend at all.
Added to this, I then wrapped myself in a rug, to complete the look.
Unusually for us, we took the direct and very boring route, including the M25 and the A12. No ...
... of the Temple of Claudius. Work began around 1076. Since 1855 the castle has been the town's museum. Both buildings were constructed by the Normans using reused bricks and stones from the old Roman town. Next day, we said our goodbyes to Steve and Myra and headed for Luton and caught up with Ali and Jamie, Polly and Simon, Charlotte and Graham, Daniel, Ashley, Don and also Tara. All enjoyed roast dinner at The Raven in Hexton Village - YUM. Finished up at Jolly Coopers for a ...
Today we delivered Gerty to Felixstowe and watched her being loaded into a container for her four week trip to Chile. The ship MSC Romanos leaves next week. It all went very smoothly. We will be closely following her progress on a shipping website and hopefully meet up with her in San Antonio Chile sometime week starting 3rd November.
Big thanks to Julie at Imorex, the shipping company, who has been very helpful and answered all our silly questions.