• Entering the Roxburgh Gorge is near-perfection

Gorging on Greatness

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Which to choose: staring all day at a computer in order to keep the Great Rides App in shape, or steering my bike through a river gorge to keep myself in shape? Today I choose the latter, so leaving early morning from my home on the shores of moody Lake Wakatipu I head to the [...]

  • Geometrical design is a feature at Gravetye

Springtime in the Garden

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

After the cold and grey months of winter there is nothing like a little spring sunshine to entice us into the great outdoors. Plants start appearing in my garden that I had forgotten about – it’s like someone cast a wand around the garden conjuring up green foliage and flower buds. As a garden photographer [...]

  • 1960s Oxford Caspian built in Levin

40 Retro Caravans Converge on the Coromandel

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Forty retro and vintage caravans converged on the Coromandel Peninsula in mid-May for the first big rally of the New Zealand Retro Car and Caravan Club. Considering the time of year and the iffy forecast it was an amazing turnout. The weather gods supplied plenty of sun over the Friday and Saturday and a few [...]

  • Why am I in the bath, what’s wrong with the shower woof woof

Woof! Brr woof! Friends

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Boy it is chilly today – there is actually ice on the grass outside. I am so glad I have my long winter coat on. It has been a busy couple of months, and soooo confusing at times too. We have been in a new house in Pukekohe. It was woof pretty good except there [...]

  • The ‘Rust in Peace’ paddocks provide idyllic photo opportunities

Yaldhurst Museum Christchurch – A Vintage Snapshot of the Past.

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

On arrival at the Yaldhurst Museum, first impressions might lead you to believe you’ve arrived at a 10-minute-coffee-stop museum – a ‘stretch of legs’ whilst en route somewhere else. On entering the reception area there’s a standard shop and café. But then, without presumption or grandiosity, the fascination begins as you enter through a nondescript [...]

  • AB699 built in Thames and once the largest engine on the NZ Rail system

Pleasant Point Canterbury

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Pleasant Point’s a Canterbury town with a population of about 1300. While there’s no doubt about its pleasant aspect and its avenue of trees leading in from the south, no one seems quite sure of why ‘Point’ is part of its name. It’s referred to as simply ‘Point’ or ‘The Point’ by locals and has [...]

  • The Britz eVolve almost back home. With the Remarkables as a backdrop we complete our nearly three days with the vehicle

Road Trip – Queenstown to Dunedin

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The offer of a test drive in a new EV motorhome recently added to the Britz rental range was a golden opportunity. This was the proverbial killing of two birds with the one stone. The first being I have never driven an EV on an extended run and I was curious to see how it [...]

  • Taking on a Transformers-type shape, definitely putting the ‘recreation’ into RV

A Story with a Happy Ending

May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Milkboys aren’t made out of milk. And you can’t wrap fish and chips with a paperboy. As for sand ladders, well, won’t the tide simply wash them away? Not if they’re made from a decent aluminium my friend. What do you use them for? When the going gets tough basically. Soft sand as well as [...]

  • The bridge across the Viaduct lifts when a boat needs to come through, we enjoy watching this when it happens

Embracing Change – rock’n’robyn Chronicles

May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Readers who follow Caspar’s Capers will know that we have relocated our lives from Martinborough to Pukekohe for a while. You will also know that a certain wee granddaughter lives here, so that is a clue as to the inevitable “why?” We are all enjoying the complete change of pace, going from a small village [...]

  • The 180hp Fiat Ducato on the heavy duty ALKO chassis is packed with features. Big garage storage and locker storage accessible outside and in The seat lifts up to accommodate high items, such as bike handle or similar

Review – Carthago Liner-for-two

May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A recent stop off at RnRV in Silverdale to see the latest Carthago motorhome really got us going. It’s not often we step into a motorhome these days and see something that is new with regard to layout design and one that rings our bells as much as this model did. Paul and Rochelle were [...]