27th of December 2019 Judy and I left home in Takanini to travel north with about 30 vans from the South Auckland Caravan Club. First stop was One Tree Point School near Marsden Point Oil Refinery where we stayed for two nights exploring the area. Then on to the KawaKawa Ruby Club for three nights. … Continue reading A Month in North Auckland
It is always importent to read the instructions, and there they were. Wig and dress up for music night, New Years Eve. Unfortuneatly this was the first time those words had registered and we had left home for the annual South Auckland Caravan Club Safari. A ten day excursion exploring North Auckland. New Years Eve … Continue reading Don’t Forget Your Wig.
The 2nd of November 2019 was our last night in the South Island for this trip. Around about lunch time the next day we packed up the caravan at Rita Tuckerman's POP and headed off to the 2pm Picton Ferry. The Cook Strait was calm even though a nasty cold strong wind was blowing and … Continue reading Voyage Home
If you haven't driven over the Molesworth Station yet I would encourage you to do so. The gates at the Cob Cottage in the top eastern corner and the Acheron Accommodation House at the southern end open on Labour Weekend until Easter. The road through between these two buildings to Hanmer Springs is all metal … Continue reading Molesworth Station
Seen in Takaka Tree roots as part of wall Above and below murals And then over to Collingwood. More murals. Had to include this sign outside the hair dressers. And finally the coffee shop. Have a very good coffee and examine all the art hanging on the wall and the rear studio.
From Kaiteriteri it was up and over the dreaded Takaka Hill. It's up till you're up, a slight reprieve and down till you're down. Still some road works on the way up where the road has slipped away. A 12 minute wait until the green light. Stock up at the Takaka super market and out … Continue reading Golden Bay
From the Motueka NZMCA Camp, we travelled round the coast to Kaiteriteri, a bay away from the Abel Tasman National Park (ATNP). Here we stayed in the Campsaver Holiday Camp. The NZMCA have arranged with various camps throughout the country to charge $20.00 per night for two people to stay there. A good price especially … Continue reading Abel Tasman National Park
Our time house sitting at Upper Moutere has drawn to a close. The owners returned on Saturday and we are making our way over to Golden Bay. The weather has got warmer. Last few nights we did not have to light the fire and there has been some real heat in the sun during the … Continue reading Upper Moutere and Districts.
Well, we are at our last home sit in the South Island at Upper Moutere. We're looking after about 100 sheep, 50 lambs, 1 dog and 1 cat. Lovely farm setting and comfortable house. We will be here for three weeks. Time to do a bit of an explore and to hunt down some Australian … Continue reading Wool Less Sheep and Disturbing Sounds in the Night.
While eating our breakfast Monday morning we were rocked by a gentle earthquake. Pictured above is Earthquake. Further evidence of his earthquake abilities was some wool left on the corner of our van. Leaving our CAP in Koromiko just out of Picton on Monday we towed the caravan over to Havelock on Highway 6 and … Continue reading Havelock & Pelorus Sound