Shakespear – Camping close to Auckland

With my recovery taking longer than expected I was reluctant to travel too much further from home and rather than travel north after leaving Wenderholm we actually turned south. First making a brief stop at the dump station in Hatfields Beach, a very handy spot on the outskirts of Auckland but sadly with no fresh… Read More Shakespear – Camping close to Auckland

Camping in Wenderholm

It seems like a lifetime ago that we last managed to get away in the motorhome when in reality it’s only been a couple of months. We decided that we would leave the camp grounds to the holidaymakers during the height of summer and then I was called in early January for what I thought… Read More Camping in Wenderholm

2018 In Photos Part 2

As I said in part one of this blog photos are a window into the past and a chance to look back on what you have done, where you have been and who you have met. With the south island covered in the part one it’s time to try and squeeze the north island into… Read More 2018 In Photos Part 2

Rays Rest

With the long weekend approaching we planned on escaping before the madness of Auckland’s traffic hit the motorways. At the same time I didn’t feel like driving a long distance on the first day so suggested to Sarah that we make our first stop at one of the most popular freedom camping spots just out… Read More Rays Rest

Camping – Shakespear Regional Park

It was one of those will we or won’t we Monday morning’s when the weather really didn’t know quite what it wanted to do. In the end I decided I will and Sarah decided she wouldn’t, she wanted to continue working on the new seat covers for our motorhome. So it was left to me… Read More Camping – Shakespear Regional Park

Camping – Wenderholm Regional Park

On what was another stunning Auckland winters day we decided it was time to explore all that the regional park in Wenderholm and it’s surrounds had to offer. First though was a quick pit stop in Albany to look at some upholstery fabric as we are thinking of personalising the lounge seats in the motorhome.… Read More Camping – Wenderholm Regional Park

Camping – NZMCA – Ardmore

At the time of writing there are 41 NZMCA camps dotted around New Zealand with Sarah and I having stayed at 26 of these. I hope to one day be able to say that we have stayed at them all but when you live in the city where two are located it’s hard to know… Read More Camping – NZMCA – Ardmore

Camping – Cornwallis – Auckland

It was one of those winter days in Auckland that reminds you that sometimes it’s not such a bad place to live. Clear blue skies combined with a warmer day than we had been having making the chance to get out and about an exciting prospect. A few weeks ago I damaged the rotator cuff… Read More Camping – Cornwallis – Auckland

The Fiat Recall

When we purchased our motorhome last year I was made aware of the warranty offered by Dethleffs who manufactured it. This covered both the inside and water ingress (water leaks) for a certain period of time. I was also told that the mechanical components of the vehicle are covered by the Fiat worldwide warranty. Having… Read More The Fiat Recall

Camping – West Auckland – Tui Glen

It’s funny how things can be so close to home and you never get to visit a certain place, so it is with Tui Glen (#1038) the NZMCA Camp in West Auckland. I first became aware of the camp in the 1980’s when I lived and worked just a few kms away and it was… Read More Camping – West Auckland – Tui Glen