The Rotorua Marathon was to be held today.
Most of us automatically start thinking cathedrals, usually on a grand scale or the visual eye-catcher of a modern museum when architectural design is mentioned. Let me be honest, I took for granted we would have many more years together to reexplore Architectural Wonders of the World while housesitting. Then I thought does Architecture have… Continue reading An Architectural Experience in NZ
Queensland Roadtrip Part 5 After leaving Hughenden, we had hours of driving on long stretches of road before reaching the turnoff leading to the Gorge. Finally arriving at the said turnoff, we passed through flat woodlands of typical Australian Eucalypts and Acacias it gave us no hint of the existence of the Gorge, leaving us… Continue reading Hiking in Porcupine Gorge National Park
I love a good challenge! What other reason do I need to become fitter and rid myself of excess energy? If the truth is told, there are a few. The most delightful reason is the surge of endorphins from getting out and about exercising. Be warned achieving goals and becoming fitter is addictive. Not least… Continue reading The Taupo Half Marathon
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
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
It was 2017. We were celebrating our second year as full-time housesitters in Europe with a "treat" trip to New York on our way to visit folk in NZ for a few weeks. Autumn was starting to take effect in New York, with bracing temperatures that made us walk faster than usual for miles on… Continue reading Serendipitous Pavement Art – New York