After spending two restful nights staying with our friend Terry (see last blog), it was time to move on. However, before doing that, we wanted to take advantage of the coolness of the morning and squeeze in another bike ride. To be honest about it, my legs and lungs felt positive about the ride. My… Read More Saddle Sore In Waihi
Lots of families have their own holiday traditions. Ours is not to go away during the peak holiday season. We like to leave the campgrounds and beaches to those who cannot get away at any other time. So that we can make the most of things when they are less crowded. When I mentioned to… Read More Away, During The Summer Madness.
Back in late April and early May, Sarah and I managed to escape Auckland for a couple of days. At the time we were waiting for me to be accepted into a clinical trial at Auckland hospital. So it was the perfect chance to get away before I was again spending long days being treated.… Read More A Very Quick Trip Home
Back in late April, early May, Sarah and I managed to escape the madness of Auckland city for a few days R&R in the Coromandel. At the time I was waiting to start a clinical trial of a drug for my Lymphoma that was pretty much going to be the last roll of the dice… Read More The Forgotten Blog
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?
It’s hard to keep Sarah and I out of Northland it’s close enough to home that I don’t have to drive all day and night to get there. Once there the diversity of what’s on offer makes us keep coming back. In the second half of 2019, we came North several times with the first… Read More Journeys of 2019 Part Two.
Leaving Port Jackson early on the Tuesday morning we wanted to get up and over the hill before any other traffic hit the road. This brilliant bit of thinking on our part had one major drawback, as the van was covered in morning dew and it’s a gravel road it wasn’t long before the motorhome… Read More A Step Into The Unknown
One of the things with social media is that you are constantly being reminded of what happened 1,2 3 or X number of year ago and so it was the other day when we were staying at Rays Rest and Facebook reminded us that it was 3 years since we had visited Port Jackson. Since… Read More Camping at Port Jackson
Leaving Oputere in the morning we headed for Whangamata for a quick stop and a few supplies at the local New World, Sarah’s brother used to have a place just behind the store, so I took these photo’s to send him as a reminder. I have driven through Waihi so many times and seen the… Read More The Hauraki Rail Trail
It absolutely hosed down with rain on Saturday from around 3pm onwards despite Richard telling me that his phone said there was zero chance of rain till around 5pm, and the rain continued all night till around 6am. I was, in fact, somewhat worried about getting stuck as the grass was very long, but no… Read More In Hot Water