Camping – Wenderholm Regional Park

On what was another stunning Auckland winters day we decided it was time to explore all that the regional park in Wenderholm and it’s surrounds had to offer. First though was a quick pit stop in Albany to look at some upholstery fabric as we are thinking of personalising the lounge seats in the motorhome.… Read More Camping – Wenderholm Regional Park

Camping – NZMCA – Ardmore

At the time of writing there are 41 NZMCA camps dotted around New Zealand with Sarah and I having stayed at 26 of these. I hope to one day be able to say that we have stayed at them all but when you live in the city where two are located it’s hard to know… Read More Camping – NZMCA – Ardmore

Camping – Cornwallis – Auckland

It was one of those winter days in Auckland that reminds you that sometimes it’s not such a bad place to live. Clear blue skies combined with a warmer day than we had been having making the chance to get out and about an exciting prospect. A few weeks ago I damaged the rotator cuff… Read More Camping – Cornwallis – Auckland

The Fiat Recall

When we purchased our motorhome last year I was made aware of the warranty offered by Dethleffs who manufactured it. This covered both the inside and water ingress (water leaks) for a certain period of time. I was also told that the mechanical components of the vehicle are covered by the Fiat worldwide warranty. Having… Read More The Fiat Recall

Camping – West Auckland – Tui Glen

It’s funny how things can be so close to home and you never get to visit a certain place, so it is with Tui Glen (#1038) the NZMCA Camp in West Auckland. I first became aware of the camp in the 1980’s when I lived and worked just a few kms away and it was… Read More Camping – West Auckland – Tui Glen

Camping – Downtown Auckland – Z Pier

From time to time Sarah and I have seen Facebook posts about people either wanting to stay in or close to downtown Auckland. Some have managed to find their way to Z Pier in Westhaven just to the west of the Viaduct area but very few people seem to know about it. With this in… Read More Camping – Downtown Auckland – Z Pier

A Dethleffs Get Together

Although it’s a fast growing and relatively new brand Dethleffs still has a family feel about it with fellow campers often parking next too, or close to each other when at a campground often sharing stories or experiences with their vans. So when we arrived in Lumsden on our South Island tour and saw the… Read More A Dethleffs Get Together

Whangarei Heads

It’s amazing how quickly we got itchy feet after the we returned from the South Island so the chance to get away again and join a gathering of fellow Dethleffs owners in Northland was too good an opportunity to pass up. Despite the winter and worry about sodden campgrounds I managed to convince Sarah that… Read More Whangarei Heads

The Best Of The South Island

After four months travelling round the South Island it certainly left an impression on both of us. So before we head away again and before Alzheimer’s takes over I thought it was time to jot down what we thought were the best places we visited. Those that we would consider a must see or do.… Read More The Best Of The South Island

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 PassĀ  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