I could have agonised over this selection for much longer, but I’ve given myself the length of the train journey from Newcastle to Grantham to choose my ten favourite photos from our year away.
There were a few points where I wondered whether we should have bought a fancy camera but our pocket Kodak served us pretty well.
Our stops in China and the (rainy, rainy) Cook islands did not make the cut, but NZ, USA and Oz are represented.
So, in no particular order (but with some logic applied)…
1. The Robs by the Lake
A couple of our friends came over from the UK to tour around the south island with us. Halfway through our time away it was lovely to see some familiar faces and we had a fantastic time together.
This was taken at one of many scenic photo stops, I think around the lakes in Otago. It’s one of the most stunning parts of NZ, with its combination of mountains and light blue water. Right after this we were attacked by vicious sand flies.