Angie and Greg take Frigid to Australia and New Zealand 2005
I was very excited when Angie offered to take me to Australia this summer. She and Greg were going out there for a wedding and to support the British Lions rugby team. I'm not one to turn down a travel opportunity so off I went!
En route to Oz - Singapore
On the way to Australia we stopped off in Singapore to stretch our flippers and have a look around...
Firstly we went on a duck tour - one of those land/water vehicles...
Then we stopped off for a bite to eat and a cocktail or two
First stop was Brisbane for the wedding. I decided to go with Angie to make myself presentable. Got my beak pierced (it's all the rage - but took it out before I got home as I thought Alice and Justin wouldn't approve). Also managed to do some sightseeing and actually ran into one of my relatives.
Next we were off to Sydney. I took in the famous sights - the bridge, the opera house - and even conducted an item in the opera house itself - one of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra's numbers. Dragged Angie and Greg to the aquarium at Featherdale Wildlife Park (on the way to the Blue Mountains) and ran into some of my other relatives (much smaller than the one I met in Brisbane)!
After a fantastic time in Australia we arrived in New Zealand. First stop was Christchurch where we watched a rugby match. At first I was worried that they were throwing an egg around, but Greg explained that it was actually just a ball. It rained a lot that day.
Unfortunately we weren't able to swim with the dolphins as planned, so we hung around in Kaikoura instead.
I finally got to try horse riding. I've always wanted to have a go! I proved to be quite a natural.
Wellington provided more rugby which I really got into. Less rain here, too.
I think this means "Lots of Geysers". They were really great to watch but a bit pongy.
This was our last stop - and our final rugby match. This time the team actually let me sit on the pitch, which gave me an excellent view.
Angie and Greg's trip journal
Sydney Opera House
Featherdale wildlife park
Australian tourist board
New Zealand tourism
South Western horse treks, Franz Josef
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