...................a path less travelled
In October I will be adventuring to the other side of the world. The little guessing game was fun and I thank those of you who gave it a shot. Several of you came pretty close to naming four of the islands I will visit, one of you actually got all eight islands but requested not to be entered as a contestant - well done Betty. Meanwhile, Emm guessed five islands and Vagabonde got seven - good work ladies. I think you will all agree that both of them deserve a prize.
Orion expedition ship.........image from their brochure
On October 24, Paula and will I depart Auckland, NZ after a long flight from Los Angeles. We will be two of no more than 100 passengers, and 70 crew, aboard the Orion expedition ship for the Exploration of The Antipodes adventure. We will cruise for 15 days through the isolated, windswept, fragile sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand and Australia on what is called 'a privileged visit'. These five island groups were honored with World Heritage status in 1998 - only 500 visitors are permitted annually. Weather permitting, we'll be taken in zodiac boats to explore these remote islands, to photograph, and learn about, the flora and fauna - nature in all its raw beauty.
To read more about the cruise go HERE to watch the amazing video, also, if you're interested, the videos about the fabulous Orion ship itself, and other expeditions it takes to special places in the world.
The cruise will terminate in Hobart, Tasmania and from there we fly to Sydney for a couple of days, then on to Brisbane - visiting Paula's friends in both cities. This will be my first time in Australia and New Zealand, two great countries I have longed to visit.
So, Vagabonde and Emm, please e-mail (address on my Profile page) your mailing addresses so I can send you each a little memento.......when I return in November, hopefully none the worse for wear after such a wild adventure!