Author Archives: Ben Walker

Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness

  Tasmania’s penal past means there are plenty of old convict sites to explore. Called Van Diemen’s Land at the time, it was infamous as the place where they sent repeat-offenders or hardened convicts from the mainland. It was remote, … Continue reading

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From the Dramatic Fiordlands to Rebuilding Christchurch

Those of you who know me well realise that its not often that I’m lost for words; however, our overnight trip to Doubtful Sound (named by Captain Cook, of course) in Fiordland National Park, left me quite speechless as I … Continue reading

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Torres Del Paine National Park – Puerto Natales, Patagonia

The next part of our journey involved a relatively short (in South American terms) drive to Puerto Natales, the gateway town to the Torres Del Paine National Park, about 250km to the north. The wind here was no better, pushing … Continue reading

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Our week in Yellowstone – by Cameron

Last week, we were in Yellowstone National Park, which is famous for being the first national park in the world. It was formed in 1872. There is a super-volcano underneath Yellowstone, and the Park contains 500 geysers, which is half … Continue reading

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New Friends…….

Finally back on line after a breathtaking week in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks that surpassed all of our expectations. The boys will post details of some of the highlights in a day or two, but in the meantime, … Continue reading

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Crater Lake Plunge!!! – By Cameron

Yesterday, we took a long, steep hike down to Crater Lake.  At nearly 2,000 feet, it is the deepest lake in North America and the 9th deepest in the world. The water is crystal clear and pure blue because the … Continue reading

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Do’s and don’ts for driving an RV in the USA

  Since we clocked up our 1,000th mile today, and I’m now clearly an expert RV driver, I thought I’d outline what I’ve learned so far about driving in the USA: 1. DON’T pull out of a gas station on … Continue reading

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A Visit to Seattle’s EMP Museum – by Cameron

Earlier this week, we visited the brilliant EMP Museum in Seattle, which is about art, film and music.  The best part was the Science Fiction area where Ollie and I saw a variety of cool props, costumes, masks and suits … Continue reading

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Underway in Vancouver

After a pretty emotional and tiring few weeks, Dan, the boys and I finally began our adventure, and arrived in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon, to be met by torrential rain. Amazingly, we managed to stay up until 9pm (5am UK … Continue reading

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