In my previous blog I mentioned that we had to make an unexpected trip home. Its always annoying when you have to cut your trip short and you wonder why it couldn’t have happened during the last six months spent at home. Murphy’s law I guess. Anyway, with the problem resolved it was time for… Read More The Long Way Round
So much has been written about the lockdown in Auckland over the last few months that I think we are all over it. We might be over it but it was still having a major influence on our lifestyles cramping our desire to go camping. When the restrictions did finally lift on the Friday, Sarah… Read More It’s Over, Time To Get Away!
In our quest to try and explore a few places we might visit when the dreaded Auckland lockdown finally finishes we headed North. We first visited the Atiu Creek Regional Park back in 2008 shortly after it opened. I remember Sarah and I wandered around the park that had little in the way of facilities… Read More Not The Best Of Choices
I am sure that a significant number of motorhomers living in Auckland feel the same as me. After twelve weeks of lockdown the novelty has well and truly worn off and just want to get away in their motorhome. Even though the current level three restrictions prevent us from staying anywhere currently, it doesn’t stop… Read More Let Me Out Of Here!
If you had asked me a few months ago about where to stay or even park if you wanted to watch the America’s Cup. The answer would have been easy just stay at Z Pier in Westhaven. I wrote about this a couple of years ago and it remains one of my most popular blog… Read More Coming To Watch The America’s Cup?
The Auckland Council have a number of regional parks that offer camping with a variety of options including tents and self contained vehicles. Sadly they also restrict some of these campgrounds by the size of the motorhome. Some of the restrictions are obvious based on the small size of the parking area but some like… Read More Tawharanui Regional Park
I had it all worked out just before Christmas with my mum having passed away in November, our regular return visits home to get her to various hospital appointments would no longer be required. We would be free to get back to the south island and do some serious km’s on some of the cycle… Read More A Small Lump In The Road
I can count on one finger the number of times in the last 20 years that we have been away in our motorhome in January. Usually, we leave this time of the year to those who work all year. So that we can take advantage of the campgrounds when they are a little quieter. I… Read More All To Ourselves (Well Almost)
As 2019 draws to a close and 2020 looms, it will soon be another year over and a new one just begun. So it was time to look back on some of our journeys in 2019. These offered some of the highlights as well as a couple of lowlights. The year didn’t start that well for… Read More Journeys of 2019 Part One
Just to be clear, although this story is about something happening to a motorhomer. I will not name them or feature a photo of them or their motorhome. I have written the story more as a precautionary tale. So that others, if they chose, can learn from someone else’s mistake. We had left Wenderholm at… Read More Ray’s Rest – The Walk Of Shame.