Category Archives: Motorhome General

All the other motorhome stuff

Work – work – work

Sunday 4th April was the end of daylight saving – so we got an extra hour for sleeping. Which was good because we were working the whole day, starting at 7.30am. This was a bit of a shock for us. … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

Off to the Beach – Little Waihi (Thursday 2 April)

We woke to another sunny day – blue skies and that sort of thing. We were heading for the beach, but in no hurry. And it takes a while to sort Suzi out for travel… We took the chance to … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

A Day at a Beach and Bureaucratic Frustrations

Friday 27 March Not a lot happened on this day that I can remember. I must have filled up the fresh water tank – this takes a while. And we worked our afternoon shift from 3.30pm to 7.30pm. Bowentown¬† and … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

Packing at the Packhouse

Monday 23 March Induction at the packhouse started at 9am, so we woke to the alarm and a few nerves – we’ve only worked a week in the last four months. We were not sure what we were getting ourselves … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

Up the Coromandel

Friday 20 March We decided on a light-weight expedition to explore the upper part of the Coromandel. So we dug out our camping gear from the different corners of Suzi. It took ages to get ourselves sorted, trying to work … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

On to Katikati

Thursday 19 March Dawn after overnight rain in Taumaranui was warm and misty, with the sun eventually breaking through the trees we were beside. The route to Katikati was a real jumble of highways, so I tried to programme Nev … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

Wonderful Womad Weekend

WOW! What a weekend. 30 hours of music and more. With highlights each day that left us buzzing. Lots of good moments and it just kept getting better. These are my memories, and Wyn will follow with hers later.

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

Back to Dunedin – 26 February

We woke to a sunny morning. It was time to move on. We’d arranged jobs in the Bay of Plenty starting on 23 March, and we had stuff to sort out in Dunedin. We’d had a great few weeks in … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

Right Up Mt Roy Wednesday 25 February

This was D-Day for us, our day of reckoning. We’d trained and built up for the climb, Mt Roy is 1500m or so, a climb of over 1200m.¬† Sometimes it’s called Roys Peak, but Mt Roy sounds more adventurous. The … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

Hanging Around in Central Otago

Lake Dunstan Thursday 19 February The diary doesn’t record much activity for this day. Probably we were tuckered out from keeping up with the walking group the previous day. The forecast was for rain for a few days, and it … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

Walking to the Centre of New Zealand – Wednesday 18th February

This was the day we went out tramping with the “walking group”. They were more like mountain goats. This was the walking group my sister goes out with. It was lucky we’d done some training – they were fit and … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General, Walks | Tagged , | Leave a comment

To the dump, to the dump, to the dump dump dump …

Tuesday 17th February was definitely rest and relax day. It was a lovely calm morning, with a light northerly later. We did a bit more washing of the tramping gear. And finally headed into Cromwell. First stop was the dump … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

Pack Track up the Pisa Range (Monday 16th Feb)

We woke to the alarm and a bit excited. We were going tramping, somewhere up the Pisa Range. It was a cold gray morning, with the possibility of rain – just as forecast. But it was also forcast to improve … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

Sticky bun Sunday – 15th February

We made a slow start to the day. It was sunny but cold, with a chilling wind. We tackled the previous day’s dishes, and generally cleaned up. We headed into Cromwell by 11am, in time to see the veteran cars … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment

Valentine’s Birthday

I awoke and thought Yes – Sunshine, clear sky and calm lake. The forecast was for good weather and I was hoping it would deliver after the last few days of rain.¬† I pulled up the blinds and just enjoyed … Continue reading

Posted in Motorhome General | Leave a comment