I’m Walking Backwards to Winter – In Dunedin

Snow MosgielContinuing with my reconstruction of recent times, I’m happy to say that we coped well enough with our first winter in Dunedin for a number of years. It was a kind sort of winter with weeks when we wondered if it really was winter. People up north probably imagine winter in Dunedin as a battle against blizzards and bleakness. Continue reading

Posted in Daily log | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Earlier This month – Ross Creek

Ross Creek DunedinEarlier this month we were parked up in Dunedin at Woodhaugh in the Leith Valley for a week. It’s only a couple of minutes walk to Ross Creek which gives access to the Reservoir and lots of lovely bush walks. Walking up the gorge beside Ross Creek I’d often considered the photography possibilities Continue reading

Posted in Daily log, Photography | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Wyn biking at Lake WanakaAfter 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 traffic would be like. Forgetting that this is the lower end of the South Island; where holiday traffic is relatively civilised. Plus we left the car Continue reading

Posted in Biking - cycling, Daily log | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New Beginnings … Again ….

Sunset near MosgielOh 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 photo … or two. What seemed automatic has become a re-learning experience. Continue reading

Posted in Biking - cycling, Daily log | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

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 basket for quite a while – with other things to do and focus on. We’ve been hanging out in Hawea and Fox Glacier and Invercargill and Dunedin and we’re currently near Mosgiel in the rural part of Dunedin. We’re “between jobs” at the moment, and starting to catch up with family and friends.

It’s time to sort out a few of the photos and share a couple of them. There was a while there when the camera didn’t get many outings but it’s been out and about a bit more lately. I’ve been rediscovering how Lightroom works and now I just have to remember how this blogging business works. Onwards and outwards…

Posted in Daily log | Leave a comment

The Winners Write The History – South Taranaki

Tawhiti Museum dioramaOur 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 the South Taranaki story while we waited Continue reading

Posted in Daily log | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Up Closer – Mt Taranaki

Mt TaranakiWay 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 an opportunity to go walking anywhere near the mountain. So this was a wonderful offer. Continue reading

Posted in Daily log, Walks | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gone Walkabout Again

Crikey! Where do the days go? Somehow a month has slipped by and we’ve moved along and so has the world. We’re down south but the blogging is still up north. We’re not meaning to confuse people but that’s the effect sometimes. I’ll try to catch up with ourselves before we lose ourselves completely. First we need to finish with our Taranaki adventures as we found South Taranaki interesting. It’s also interesting how much we don’t know about our own country. I’ll be back ….

Posted in Blog stuff | Tagged | Leave a comment

South On The Surf Highway – Taranaki

Mt TaranakiWe 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 been recommended to us and it was a fascinating recreation of the volcanic sequence of how Taranaki got to where it is now Continue reading

Posted in Daily log | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

West to Taranaki and the Wonderful Len Lye Centre

Len Lye Centre New PlymouthFrom 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 one to the other; sort of like a giant game of snakes and ladders. It’s ladders when we and the GPS are on the same page and snakes when we have disagreements. We happily zig-zagged westwards, Continue reading

Posted in Daily log | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments