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.
Our son arranged for us to explore the Queen Charlotte Sound with his friend Tussic aboard Tussic's little fizz boat. We were quite excited about this and met Tussic down at his yacht at 8 am. Our ride was tied up along side. First stop was to collect some cockles for lunch in a near … Continue reading Queen Charlotte Sound
Marlborough Sounds area is very hilly and cell phone coverage is minimal to non existant. Hence no postings on our blog lately. We are currently in the Brown River Freedom Parking Area at the corner of State Highway 6 and the road to French Pass, and I have 5 bars on my phone, so lets … Continue reading Marlborough Sounds
It's been two weeks since the last posting, and though we have been mainly travelling over roads we have previously travelled, it has been a busy time. We left our home sit in Kaiapoi on the 2nd of August and travelled south to Geraldine stopping at Weedons and Ealing. At Geraldine we stayed the night … Continue reading Geraldine to Blenheim
June 27 was our last day in Hanmer Springs. The temperature started at -8. Good to know we can be OK in these conditions. Just leave water in the kettle for a cup of tea as no water is coming out of that tap. That's an icicle at our sink tap. First out of our … Continue reading Home Sit at West Eyreton
While in Reefton we talked with the lady at the Art Gallery. She had moved from Nelson along with several other artists, and so we thought it might be good to see what sort of legacy, artists may have left in Nelson. The following is a sample. Dance to the Music of Time by Terry … Continue reading Art in Nelson
Our trip up the West Coast featured a lot of wet weather punctuated with a few brilliant sunny days, and our last night was the most spectacular with heavy rain, strong winds and almost continuous thunder and lightening. We were however snug and warm in our little caravan. We are very pleased that we put … Continue reading From Rain to Sun