Time is drawing near to the end of our home sit. 2nd of May is our last day. We have enjoyed it here. Loved all the animals, time to get a few things done on the caravan and to have a good explore. We had a walk through Talbot Forest and Peel Forest, went to … Continue reading A & P Show, Forests & Movies
Routeburn Track The last two days we have been in Glenorchy at the top of Lake Wakatipu. Yesterday we decided to walk the first leg on the Routeburn Track. A cloudy day and off we went. I love walking through the beech forest listening to the bird song, mainly bell bird and kea, smelling the … Continue reading Peace then Chaos
Since we drove over the Hakatere River and saw the colony just over the side of the bridge in Ashburton, I've been thinking of those black billed gulls and their plight. They are New Zealand's only endemic gull and are known as the most threatened gull in the world. In 2009 there were about 140,000 … Continue reading Black Billed Gulls
It was a short drive from Plimmerton to Wellington and we left Friday morning the 11th Jan to arrive at the Bluebridge Ferry Office about 1030 when it opened for the 1330 ferry crossing. We had a couple of hours to fill in before we had to report and so we went on the hour … Continue reading Wellington to Kekerengu
A couple of interesting sculptures seen on the Wellington waterfront. And my favourite. Leaning into the Wellington wind.
We left the caravan at Riversdale and drove up to Castlepoint. The wind was ferocious whipping the sea up and blowing the sand around our legs and occasionally into our faces as we went across the sandy beach to the walkway to the lighthouse. The wind was so strong that I put my glasses into … Continue reading Castlepoint Lighthouse
All ready to go 27/12/18 Inside looking to rear and our double bed. Looking forward. TV to left, sink and 2 burner stove to left. The fridge to the right. Not a big caravan but we have everything we need and is reasonably comfortable. We are now in Riversdale in the Wairarapa on our last … Continue reading Our Van
Thanks for joining us! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.--- Helen Keller The journey, not the arrival matters. --- T S Eliot Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul. --- Jamie Lyn Beatty Not all who … Continue reading The Journey Begins