Saturday, August 7, 2010

Australia/New Zealand Cruise

A few posts back we talked about what the next big adventure would be. We had settled on the Mediterranean but then backed out due to the unrest in Greece and other factors. As we hinted, Australia and New Zealand were on our minds as well. Now it is a done deal.

Later this year we will be taking a 28 day cruise on Holland America. The map below shows all the ports of call on the trip. We are pretty excited about going.

The trip will be especially interesting for several reasons. We will be going through some extremes in climate from the tropical islands of Fiji to the snow capped mountains of New Zealand. Temperatures will range from 85 degrees down to the 40's at some points so we have to have clothes for every situation. A 28 day cruise will be a treat. Our previous longest cruise was 14 days in Northern Europe. The final and most interesting thing will be that this will be the second place we have been in the South Pacific this year where my father served during World War II. The first was Saddle Road in Hawaii in January. He helped build the road as an army engineer. The second will be Vanuatu where he was stationed in preparation for the invasion of the Philippine Islands. Pretty neat to be able to do this.

More later.

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