So it's been almost 15 years since my family set off from Metcalfe, Ontario
for one year of travel and exploration.
Some of the media that these memories are stored on are starting to age, risking being lost forever. In particular, we brought an 8mm camcorder with us to capture the sights. These 8mm tapes are already difficult to play back, so I thought it high time that they were imported into a computer, so that we can keep them for a much longer time.
I also plan to scan some of the 35mm photos that were taken during the course of our travels. This hasn't happened yet, but hopefully I'll get around to it in the near future.
I've also scanned the entire contents of the journal that I kept while travelling. It's amazing how much more coherent the writings get as the trip progresses.
Here are the movies. To come...
Here are the photos. To come...
I guess it's worth noting that the first journal entries start a few
weeks after we left Ottawa. While we were in Hawaii, visiting Pearl Harbour,
someone came to our campsite and calmly packed up our tent and a few of
our personal belongings and left. Luckily, this didn't include our backpacks
and all of our clothes, but it did include our sleeping bags, our math texts,
our journals and some of our personal hygiene items.
So, without further ado,
Aug 15 - Honolulu Zoo
Aug 15 - Spouting Horn 1 | 2
Aug 22 - Travel to NZ 1 | 2
Aug 24 - First Day 1 | 2
Aug 23 - War Museum
Aug 28 - New Car 1 | 2
Aug 29 - Random...
Sept 1 - Boat ride
Sept 7 - Thames
Sept 8 - More driving & mudslides
Sept 9 - Rotorura - Rainbow Spring & farm
Sept 11 - Rotorura - Go Carting
Sept 13 - Rotorura - Hugo falls
Sept 15 - Wellington to Nelson
Sept 16,17 - Nelson
Spe 18,19 - Pohara Beach
Sept 20 - Pupu Springs
Sept 24,25 - Gold panning & Fox glacier
Sept 26,27 - Queenstown
Sept 28,29 - Te Anau & Milford Sound
Sept 30, Oct 1 - Te Anau, and again
Oct 3,4 - Invercargill & Dunedin
Oct 5,6 - on to Palmerston
Oct 7,8 - Lake Tekapo
Oct 9,10 - Christchurch
Oct 15,16 - Kikoura
Oct 17,18 - Blenheim
Oct 18 - Back to the North Island
Oct 19,20 - Wanganui
Oct 21,22 - dunno
Oct 23,24 - Hamilton to Auckland
Oct 25,26,27 - Selling the car
Oct 28,29 - Kicking around in Auckland
Oct 31, Nov 1 - Flight to Sydney
Nov 1,5 - Second half of sydney
Nov 6,8,9 - Palm Beach
Nov 10,11 - Yarrawonga
Nov 12,13 - Boundary Bend
Nov 14,15 - yabbying
Nov 16,17,18 - random
Nov 21 - Towards Alice Springs
Nov 22,23 - Hike & Aboriginal markings
Nov 24,25 - Coober Pedy
Nov 28,29 - Ayers Rock & Alice Springs
Dec 1,2 - Stanley Chasm
Dec 7,8 - Townsville
Dec 9,10 - Mount Spec (?) National park
Dec 14,15 - Ocean Spirit boat tour
Dec 18,19 - Beach bumming
Dec 24,25 - Warmest Christmas ever!
Jan 1, 1990 - Moore Park
Jan 4,5 - more stuff
Jan 6,7 - Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary near Brisbane
Jan 12,14 - Byron Bay
Jan 15 - random
Jan 21,22 - Sussex Inlet
Jan 27,28 - Adelaide
Jan 31, Feb 1 - Port Augusta
Feb 2,3 - The Nullabor
Feb 4-9 - Cape Le Grand, and more
Feb 15-24 - Perth
Only two pages: 1 | 2
Again, only two pageS: 1 | 3
Mar 19 - Malaka
Mar 18 - 20 - Kuala Lumpur and Charanting Beach
Mar 20 - 23 - Kota Baru 1 | 2
?? - First day
?? - Hat Yai, and again
no date, no location - blah
Apr 26 - Bangkok
Apr 26 - Chang Mai, 2
May 11-12 - Burmese border & back to Bangkok, cont...
May 13 - Bangkok
May 14 - cont...
May 15 - cont...
May 16 - More and more Bangkok
May 17 - Authaya
May 18 - Sookothai
May 19 - Kanchanaburi, JEATH pamphlet
May 24-27 - Bombay, and more
May 30-31 - Aurangubad, and more
Jun 1 - Jodpur, and more
Jun 2,3,4 - Shopping & malaria pills
Jun 4 - Small village: 1
Jun 5 - 8 - Last of the small village story and back to Jaihpur
Jun 11,12 - New Delhi
Jun 14,15 - Agra and the Taj Mahal
Well, that's it.
Indian rupee's: 1 | 2
Addresses: 1 | 2 | 3 4 | 5 | 6
Science Project idea
Japanese stuff: 1 | 2 | 3