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
I am sure that a significant number of motorhomers living in Auckland feel the same as me. After twelve weeks of lockdown the novelty has well and truly worn off and just want to get away in their motorhome. Even though the current level three restrictions prevent us from staying anywhere currently, it doesn’t stop… Read More Let Me Out Of Here!
It’s hard to believe I last wrote a travel-related post back in August 2020, although I did write a post about our towbar tribulations with LTSA in May of this year. Unfortunately, with my Lymphoma returning in early 2020, travel eventually became impossible. I don’t want to bore you with all the details of treatment… Read More I’m Still Standing
When we purchased our motorhome in 2017 one of the things we wanted fitted to the motorhome was a towbar. both as protection for the rear and if needed so we could take a car around the South Island. In the end we made the decision to head to the South Island without a tow… Read More What A ridiculous Situation
Since I started this blog in 2017 I have shared 197 posts and have had over 230 thousand people read at least one of these posts. obviously some people will have read more than one skewing the figures but it’s still something that I am immensely proud of. Sadly as those who have read my… Read More The Journey Continues
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
It’s taken me a bit of time to write this and it’s quite a long story. Not because things went wrong but rather processing all that has happened over the last few weeks has taken longer than I thought it would. In my last blog I mentioned that I would be undergoing a stem cell… Read More 20 Days In Solitary
It’s been well over a month since I posted anything. So I have written this piece mostly for myself as a record of my cancer journey so far this year. But for those who have been following the blog over the last few years feel free to have a read if you are interested. Sadly… Read More The Story So Far.
Last year we had been invited by our friends John and Gaylene to join them and others for an informal get together known as the 5th Wheel Shuffle. A loose collection of people who have a common interest in playing or performing music. We didn’t make it last year as I had a really heavy… Read More A Weekend Of Merriment.