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.
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?
Hopefully, in the next few days, we will move down to level 2. With the Government announcing that we will be allowed to travel again, it was time to express some thoughts about the situation. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about when I mention the sky is falling.… Read More The Sky Is Falling!
During our trip, BTL (before the lockdown) to the Waikato River, we experienced the failure of our flyscreen. There is a design flaw with the shape of the door in our motorhome. If the wind blows the door shut, it closes onto the flyscreen stretching the internal strings beyond their limits. This causes them to… Read More The Frigging Flyscreen
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