Taupo -Ride on in here

Heading away on these shorter trips over winter/early spring we always try and look at the long range forecast to see what the weather is going to do. This time it was showing a fairly large low appearing to be parked over Northland that helped us make the decision to head south on this trip.… Read More Taupo -Ride on in here

Elliot Bay – Hidden Away In Northland

  We left Brian and his boat in Whangarei heading towards our favourite destination the Whangaruru Harbour. For once we drove past the turn off carrying on with thoughts of checking out and staying at Elliot Bay a privately owned beach/camping area much closer to Russell than Whangarei on the Rawhiti/Russell Road. The signage is… Read More Elliot Bay – Hidden Away In Northland

Where is everyone? – Herbertville

When I decided to retire in 2017 I did a lot of reading of other blogs to plan our future travels. Mainly those written by Shellie Evans and Chris Miller both of whom take great photos as well as writing in a style that appeals to me. It was a post made by Shellie that… Read More Where is everyone? – Herbertville

Freedom Camping At The Three Sisters

Packing up from the Mangakawa Scenic Reserve, Sarah was pleased to be moving on. Even though it was a very pretty place it wasn’t the best night. You can read what happened on this blog.  With the next stop to be the freedom camping area at Tongaporutu Bridge but first there were some stops to… Read More Freedom Camping At The Three Sisters

Heading East Via Opotiki

Leaving ANZAC bay was going to be hard after two wonderful days exploring the area and it was only late on the last day that we heard about the caves located at the bottom of the cliffs below the Pa. With this in mind we decided that we would explore these before we left the… Read More Heading East Via Opotiki

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

Awesome Oamaru

  Leaving cousins Jon’s place Monday morning we continued south towards Oamaru with a short stop back in Waimate to get a few supplies as well as filling the water and getting rid of the other stuff. As we drove towards the dump station there we again came across Renee and Geoff who had spent… Read More Awesome Oamaru