From Auckland to Stewart Island and back in 18 days I had wanted to go to New Zealand for some time and when Speyside put on this holiday in 2020, I was keen to take the opportunity and signed up. Unfortunately, the Covid pandemic forced the trip to be postponed several times and it was only when New Zealand lifted their remaining restrictions that we could go. By this time my friend Carol had decided to come with me as…
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On this cruise around Spitsbergen we saw polar bears and walruses, lots of birds and rain deer. There were many glaciers with torrents of melting ice, and lots of arctic flowers everywhere.
My Antarctic Adventure took me to a beautiful, pristine wilderness, covered in ice and snow. There, in breathtaking landscapes, I watched penguins, seals, and whales in their natural environment.
This short trip across southern Iceland showed us some of its spectacular landscapes with lava fields, waterfalls, glaziers, and icebergs. The northern lights also provided a great show for us.
Starting in the east, our wonderful Bhutan wildlife adventure took us right across the country to the west along the slopes of the Himalayas, reaching just above 4000 metres at our highest point.