The Long Way Round

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

Whakamaru. Lakeside Paradise.

After leaving the Horahora Domain it was time to find a new destination without having to travel too far. This trip was about relaxation not seeing how far we could drive. Also with the price of diesel climbing through the roof who wants to have to keep filling their tank. We have had a number… Read More Whakamaru. Lakeside Paradise.

It’s Over, Time To Get Away!

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!

The Forgotten Blog

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

Not The Best Of Choices

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

Coming To Watch The America’s Cup?

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?

Tawharanui Regional Park

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

Hidden away in Auckland.

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.

A Small Lump In The Road

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

All To Ourselves (Well Almost)

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)