First Rental Roadie

December 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

... ...When I was a child, I would hide on the last day of the holidays, trying to prolong the summer magic and avoid the long car trip back to Dunedin. My long-suffering parents would be standing on the lawn in Arrowtown with the little crib all locked up [...]

Rangitoto Hauraki Gulf

December 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

The hardened cores of Auckland’s urban volcanoe are covered with grass, carefully planted trees and pretty picnic spots but Rangitoto’s double cone outline, which lies like a discarded stopper across the entrance to Waitemata Harbour a few kilometres from downtown Auckland, is wild, stark and un-peopled. Its hard and sharp purple... [...]

Turangi and Mount Ruapehu

December 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Half a century of physical work has left one of our group with a wonky knee and another with a crook foot, so the Tongariro Mountain Crossing will have to remain on the bucket list for the time being. But we were in the National Park region, so decided to do some of the [...]

Airstream Bubble & Chevrolet Nomad

December 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Airstream Bubble is very appropriately named, looking for all the world like a shiny, iridescent bubble, all glistening and shimmery in the sun. However, this trailer is made of rather more permanent materials than mere soap and air. For those who either didn’t want to tow a larger unit behind their car, or [...]

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