New Zealand

A Snippet of Coromandel History and Mine

A fascinating slice of this region's history came nearly a century after the gold miners and decades after the bushmen who felled the kauri that once stood tall in the rainforests of the rugged Coromandel Range. It was time for the hippies to move in and the beginning of a thriving artistic community. Why would… Continue reading A Snippet of Coromandel History and Mine

Housesitting in New Zealand, Life at No.22

The Iconic Kiwi Bach

By the seashore is where we were for a month ending just last week. And we were also bachsitting. Housesitting is what we have been occupying ourselves for the last few years, and we thought why not carry it on in New Zealand.  And we did.  Well, our last assignment just happened to be very… Continue reading The Iconic Kiwi Bach

Australia, Photography, Travel

11 Western Australian Wildflowers

Nothing says it like flowers!.  They give their all. When travelling wildflowers can soar a tired travellers enthusiasm to dig deep and move further up the road in search of more. Here are are some of those beauties we viewed and captured during our 2013 Western Australia roadtrip.  The rest of the post regarding that… Continue reading 11 Western Australian Wildflowers

Walks

Hiking the Henderson Tramline Loop

Haere Mai, Welcome. To the Henderson Tramline Loop in the Kaimai Ranges a short distance south of Tauranga, and just off SH29.  It was a hike which I enjoyed participating in a few months ago. Unfortunately, there are no expansive views from this track, which starts on Old Kaimai Rd. Large parts of the trail… Continue reading Hiking the Henderson Tramline Loop

Australia, The Motorhoming Years, Travel

The 1st Aussie Roadtrip – Melbourne to Brisbane

In Australia's Big Backyard Let me take you back to 2009, as we head off roaming for 40 days and 40 nights into the great outdoors in a hired transit van [affectionally known as The Tin Can], it was to be the first and not the last roadtrip we were to do. "Gidday Mate" "Why… Continue reading The 1st Aussie Roadtrip – Melbourne to Brisbane

Walks

A Neighbourhood Walk – Coromandel

A place where every day's a Sunday. We all know that it's impossible to have Sunday every day. Though for us it certainly feels like it here, it could be the laidback vibe, the array of all things that remind us of holiday time or sounds of waves crashing on the foreshore. On this particular… Continue reading A Neighbourhood Walk – Coromandel

City Life, Creativity

My Pick of 5 – Dunedin Street Art

Heading back to Dunedin where New Zealand’s first public art gallery just happens to be and it's artistic roots are continuing to expand al fresco. In 2016, the city’s art scene celebrated the fact that they had enticed a well known Belgian artist ROA to paint a tuatara (local reptile) on the side of a building in… Continue reading My Pick of 5 – Dunedin Street Art