Oliver and James Bubb were 19 and 18 respectively when they came out to New Zealand on the Carnatic. James was officially named Eber. The brothers came from Worcestershire. 789 more words
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I didn’t expect this.
This is definitely one piece of heaven not to be judged by the photos/marketing that is just barely available on the internet. 1,219 more words
‘So just a kilometre from here is the spot they call Siberia,’ Stuart tells me. ‘It gets so windy there that in September a train was blown off the track and ended up suspended, carriages hanging off like a piece of string.’ I am significantly smaller than a train, balancing on a bicycle, and there is a cyclone coming, funnelled through the Cook Straight by surrounding mountain ranges. 1,230 more words