"Go and see the Collector of Customs" he said. "He is the top man and you can't go any higher"...
'We are at this moment sailing into a bay and can see Auckland ahead. It looks more like a fishing village actually and so far we have seen no large buildings...'
'It's been so rough that the sea has been pouring in through our porthole which frequently goes right under the water....'
Sydney is a bit of a disappointment. There really isn't a lot to see and the city itself isn't very impressive. It's a sort of cross between about six of England's big towns...
'While all the passengers were sat waiting for their soup, I was wrestling on the floor in the kitchen...'
'I wish I could be there right now to offer a comforting word, especially to Mum. You both sounded so heartbroken and dejected...'
'We spent the morning cleaning and waxing the van in preparation for the sea voyage...'
'We pulled into one camp and we were amazed to see men lying everywhere dead drunk...'
'The foreman hired us immediately, saying that he appreciated 'culture,' and seemed to think that because we are English that we are automatically highly cultured! He asked me what sort of cultural level we were on in England, and I was so amazed by him that I just...
'We have the top bedroom which is up in the attic, and consequently gets very hot during the day, but thankfully cools off during the night. Also it only has one fairly small double bed - so it's not too great!! However we do have a very nice pool in the garden...'