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  • Watching Pete play with the ball, I wasn’t allowed to join in, it looked like great fun

Are We Home Yet?

November 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Woof woof, it is good to be home. I have been relaxing under a tree today watching uncle Pete throwing the red ball around with lots of other people. They are hitting it and catching it and having great fun running around the big grass paddock, but I got grrrowled at when I got woofy’xcited [...]

  • Model ships trace the history of naval vessels

Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

November 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Who knew that a string of mines once stretched across Auckland Harbour to protect the city from invasion? I certainly did not. This startling gem was just one of the facts imparted during the time it took to enjoy a cup of coffee with Jane Cotty, Communications Manager for the National Museum of the Royal [...]

  • The historic gold-mining ghost town of Macetown, 15km from Arrowtown, Otago, New Zealand. Autumn turns the poplar trees to gold. Picture by Mike Langford

Walking to Macetown

November 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

The walk up the Arrow River to the gold-mining ghost town of Macetown was a much-loved summer pilgrimage in my youth when we had a holiday cottage in Arrowtown. Macetown was first settled in the early 1860s as a result of the discovery of gold in the Arrow River. At first the rush was for [...]

  • Misty sunrise at Kawakawa

‘On Yer Bike’ – Northland Rail Trail Holiday

November 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’re just recreational riders knocking on in years, using everyday bikes and no fancy equipment, so we plan our rides accordingly, with daily stage lengths of 40km or less, and a relaxed timeframe that allows rest and sightseeing time en route. We use our campervan as home base for each night. It’s a two-berth Toyota [...]

  • Kaikoura - with a sunrise like this over the ocean you can see why this area is so captivating

Who Said Roadie?

November 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

November is here in all its glory. It’s a lovely warm sunny day in Martinborough as I write this. We’ve had a seriously busy couple of months, and travelled over 2500km in just two weeks at one stage, because we could – that’s living the RV lifestyle, LOL. At the end of the last Chronicles [...]

  • Paddling is something I do in between swims – and yes, the look of fear is real! Getting tossed about through the Hamilton rapids on the Waimakariri River, a spot made famous by some bloke who invented a jet boat

Unimog Episode 4

November 11th, 2018|Tags: , |

“It seemed as though every tradesman in New Zealand was up to their eyeballs in work. That being the case I had to play the long game. When I discovered it had nothing to do with planning but more to do with waiting for my turn at the crease I stopped fretting. Actually, I took [...]

Weekend in the Capital

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

We are perched in a high-rise building with a glimpse of the sea. Through the binoculars I see people in the building across the way, with headphones on, talking – people in cubicles, staring at screens. I notice one of the computer screens looks like the colour of my tax return. That’s interesting. “We are [...]

  • The master bedroom is flooded with natural light

Switch It Up

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With two already sold by day two of the Covi Supershow, Rhys and Michele Hunter from Sunliner’s New Zealand dealership were pretty confident the Sunliner Switch was going down a treat. I was keen to find out why these Aussie motorhomes were proving so popular with Kiwi buyers. Michele invited me to sit “in the [...]

House and Dog Sitting – This is the RV Lifestyle

September 10th, 2018|Tags: |

Today it is a beautiful sunny day and I am sitting in my camp chair looking out over the Southern Alps behind Kaikoura – whoa, it is just so lovely here. We are house and dog sitting for our friends Dave and Lynn at SurfWatch accommodation because they needed a holiday. We have offered to [...]

  • It’s no wonder Tour Aotearoa riders found the Von a real highlight

A Great Ride – Coming Around the Mountains

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Can there be a better start to a trail than farewelling the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ and plying across a pristine lake on a 100-year-old steamship, with a backdrop of the most remarkable mountains? Well if there is, I want to find it! Leaving Queenstown (or should that be ‘Queenopolis’ given the recent population [...]