Category: Travel

ferry reserve as seen from the old manawatu gorge bridge

Ferry Reserve Freedom Camping Area

  Back in April I wrote a story called Our Favourite Freedom Camping Sites – Part 1. This isn’t Part 2 – that is still to come – probably after we finish our jaunt...

Roads Less Travelled - A tui feasting on flax at the Bluff Hill Lookout

Roads Less Travelled

As we spent Christmas at home this year, and as the weather was really kind to us, we decided to do a few day trips on roads less travelled (by us anyway) in Southland....

the craypot world famous at jackson bay scaled

Jackson Bay Sandflies Are Huge!

The Jackson Bay sandflies are huge…. But this is not actually a sandfly. It is a urepetala carovei…a New Zealand bush giant dragonfly. This incredible flying machine can grow up to 86mm long and...

The Frymonger at the Farmers Market Oamaru

Oamaru – More Than Meets The Eye

More than meets the eye We’ve been back from our last motorhome trip for over two weeks now, and it was only yesterday that I finally got around to checking some of the photographs...

oculus in the pantheon rome

I’ve Gone Full Circle With Lumix

Well, it seems that with the recent purchase of my new micro four-thirds Panasonic I’ve gone full circle with Lumix. Eight days ago New Zealand went into Covid-19 Alert Level 4 as the first...

kakapotahi views

Mist Opportunities

You may think that mist opportunities is a miss-spelling, and should be missed opportunities. In fact, it’s not wrong. Whenever you travel up or down the West Coast and back through Cental Otago via...