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
We are still in the Christchurch area house sitting. Our three weeks at West Eyreton was excellent. A lovely home, nice and warm during some inclement weather. Here are some of the animals we looked after. Louie after another wash. It doesn't take him long to get very dirty. Some hay for the two horses … Continue reading Taylors Mistake and Other Places
In reference to my last post 'Travelling and a Nasty Mosquito Bite', I know there will be some people out there who are concerned about my injuries. I would like to reassure you, and say that I have had the area inspected by my other significant half, who is a retired nurse specialist, and she … Continue reading Reassurance
Monday the 17th June we left our comfortable home sit in Richmond and travelled up to St Arnaud in the Nelson Lakes District where we set up camp in the DOC Park and went on a sight seeing tour of the area. St Arnaud is on the shores of Lake Rotoiti so we travelled up … Continue reading Travelling and a Nasty Mosquito Bite
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.