The Long Drive Home

With the wind having died away the following morning (refer previous blog) it was now safe to make our way out of French Pass  with no fear of being blown over the edge and down one of the steep banks that flank this very narrow road. Not long after we got underway the heavens decided… Read More The Long Drive Home

French Pass Part Two

Heading back down the hill after the morning walk (prefer previous blog) back towards the camp we managed to sneak this view of the motorhome sitting there in it’s prime beachfront spot. I must say that some of the camps we have stayed at have had fairly boring outlooks so to have a view like… Read More French Pass Part Two

French Pass Part One

After leaving the quagmire that was the camp in Motueka it was time to head towards the Marlborough Sounds to explore an area we had heard so much about but had never seen. After consulting the trusty Travel Directory it was obvious that you can stay at a number of DOC camps throughout the sounds… Read More French Pass Part One

A Grand Opening

We had stayed at the new NZMCA camp in Motueka a couple of weeks after it opened for a few days and really enjoyed our time there. During our time at the camp various members of the local committee where coming and going looking at various things around the camp as well as speaking to… Read More A Grand Opening

Farewell Spit

Before we left Port Tarakohe we had checked out the departure times for the Farewell Spit tour as it’s tide dependent we wanted to ensure that we could depart at a reasonable hour. With the weather forecast for Friday not good  (they ended up cancelling it) and us having plans for Saturday, Thursday was the… Read More Farewell Spit

Pohara to Totaranui

After five terrific days at the new NZMCA camp in Motueka it was time to move on for both ourselves as well as our neighbours and friends Adrian and Sally who were headed to the NZMCA camp at Port Tarakohe. Sarah and I had always planned on going to Totaranui so each of us was… Read More Pohara to Totaranui

Murchison to Motueka

With our walk up part of the Heaphy Track completed. We decided that we would visit the famous arches at Oparara the following morning. Waking up to the sounds of helicopters buzzing the camp I set out to investigate to discover a deer that had been shot hanging below one of the choppers which was… Read More Murchison to Motueka

A Long Walk

It was time to depart Westport and head to the end of the road, there are only a few places in New Zealand where the road actually ends Cape Reinga and Bluff being two of the most well known usually covered in heaps of people taking photos but this time we where heading to a… Read More A Long Walk

Westport and Denniston

Arriving at the NZMCA camp at Westport it was nice to be so close to the beach even if it was now a little cold to be dipping our toes in the water. The smell of the sea does wonders as a pick me up and the rugged scenery of the coast is so apparent… Read More Westport and Denniston