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The Wheels on the Truck Go Round and Round ….to Central Otago

After what seemed like an eternity, we finally got ourselves and our motorhome out of town for Labour Weekend. And headed for Central Otago and Lake Hawea. We launched from Mosgiel a little after 5pm and wondered what the holiday … Continue reading

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New Beginnings … Again ….

Oh dear! It’s about six months since I last said I was starting again. I’m saying it again and hopefully meaning it this time. One of the harder things is remembering how to construct a blog post. And add a … Continue reading

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Hello World

Good morning from me. We remain alive and well which is almost more than can be said for this blog. I know; a blog without blogging is not really a blog at all.  It’s just been in the Too Hard … Continue reading

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The Winners Write The History – South Taranaki

Our stay in Hawera with friends was extended as Suzi motorhome needed some intensive (and expensive) engine care. Rob had taken us on a wonderful tour the day before, and suggested a visit to a museum to learn more of … Continue reading

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Up Closer – Mt Taranaki

Way back last month we were staying in Hawera with friends and Rob was keen to show us some of the sights and scenes, including getting us closer to Mt Taranaki. Despite having been nearby many times I’d never had … Continue reading

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South On The Surf Highway – Taranaki

We spent a last night in New Plymouth overlooking Fitzroy Beach looking south towards Port Taranaki. In the morning we headed back downtown and paid a quick visit to Puke Ariki, the museum. An animation of the volcanic history had … Continue reading

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West to Taranaki and the Wonderful Len Lye Centre

From the hot pools at Waikite Valley we headed west, more or less. The central North Island seems to be crisscrossed with State Highways never going exactly where we want to go. Travel is often a matter of leaping from … Continue reading

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Did I Mention Hills and Hot Pools Already? – Waikite Valley

On our last night in Tauranga we stayed at Sulphur Point down by the harbour which is one of our many home-away-from-homes. Our departure from town next morning was a bit disastrous; fuel contamination which is a long story getting … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Mount – Maunganui

A couple of days after our big walk up Mt Te Aroha we were in Mt Maunganui  and Wyn had an appointment for an hour and I went for a walk for an hour. I was going to go for … Continue reading

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A Mountain to Climb – Te Aroha

After doing some motorhome things in Pukekohe and some catching up on the way through Auckland; we headed for the Bay of Plenty. We realised that this gave us a chance for a walk up Mt Te Aroha which overlooks … Continue reading

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