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
Oh, what grand plans some of us have for life. For those of us who can afford it the chance to follow your dream. Sadly money is something not everyone has, our friend Brian sold it all to make his a reality. Sadly life often has its own plans, despite your best intentions. Leaving you… Read More Brian Finishes His Dingy
Firstly a couple of confessions. I have read the books multiple times and seen all of the movies, so I am a little biased. Sarah however, has no interest in this genre of books or movies so has neither seen nor read either. But it was a beautiful winters day with the sun shining after… Read More Good Morning! Hobbiton
We have headed away for a few days to join some friends of ours for a weekend of revelry. Details of which I will cover in an upcoming blog, firstly we have a couple of stops to make along the way. One of the great things about being a member of several different Facebook groups… Read More Matamata -Resting At The Museum.
After consulting with various people at Tuapiro Reserve, we decided that the next port of call would be the small seaside village of Omokoroa. People we had spoken to told us about the ferry that runs to Matakana Island, a couple of cafes and the boating club. Together with a walking and cycle trail, all… Read More Omokoroa -Peace in Suburbia
You could be forgiven for thinking you had turned up at the popular Ray’s Rest from some of the visual aspects of Tuapiro Reserve. The mudflats and shell covered beach reminded me of the many times we have stayed along the Miranda coastline (south of Auckland). This time, however, we were exploring some of the… Read More No, It’s Not Where You Might Think.
Earlier in June, I had been through round number 5 of the chemo treatment after which Sarah and I had hoped to get away for a few days. Sadly however I didn’t feel that wonderful, and then the weather packed in, so we never went. Last week we decided that enough of feeling sorry for… Read More Waihi Wouldn’t You Be Here?
During the Covid 19 lockdown, Sarah and I walked several places in and around our local area. A couple of times we strolled slightly further afield once ending up wandering down a very deserted Queen St. We also walked to an area known as Westmere and found a delightful coastal walk. It wasn’t until we… Read More Hidden away in Auckland.
After our rally driver efforts to escape the DOC camp at Arohena, we decided to look for somewhere, let’s just say a little less stressful to enter and depart. We had heard good things from lots of people about Mangakino. Given that it was really the next available place to stay along the river, it… Read More Mangakino