Visualise yourself tramping in misty mountains, emerald fjords, ancient fern-cloaked forests, cascading waterfalls and kilometres of half empty black and white sandy beaches. By the way, we call hiking "tramping", down here in New Zealand. One of the main reasons I am writing this post is my personal experience in seeing visitors unprepared for tramping. … Continue reading Want to go Hiking in New Zealand?
My day started with much anticipation, it was due to a nagging thought "Am I fit enough?". "Only time will tell", I repeatedly told myself as I was driven towards the Wairoa River parking area to meet up with other fellow hikers. Once they arrived, we then headed off towards south of Katikati then to… Continue reading Hiking Mt Eliza Mine Loop
It had to be done. I have been telling myself I needed another exercise challenge. Especially now that me and my new tramping boots are rediscovering the New Zealand bush and my leg muscles. Time to take the Mount on once again and make it a regular thing. That is the theory! Whether it is… Continue reading The Climb up Mount Maunganui [Mauao]
The day started with grand ambitions to scale a Mountain, she's a reasonable size towering an impressive 231 metres skywards. These were changed when darkening skies were forming right behind us as we headed towards the start of our walk. Thoughts of a less wet ending to this story might occur if I went around… Continue reading A Walk around Mt Maunganui [Mauao]
My day would not be the same without a walk somewhere, sometimes nowhere in particular. It can be just a matter of opening the door and seeing which way I turn, left or right, will indicate what will be included in my walk. Sometimes even a mode of transport is needed to take me further… Continue reading The Papamoa Hills
Heading to London on Sunday for a few nights. Then stepping onto the train heading to Amsterdam will signify an end to our time in England. It has been a stupendous last month of summer in which we have enjoyed relativity warmish weather and lashings of rain. Come to think about it, we were wondering… Continue reading The Month of August – The Cotswolds
What a glorious start to our summer in the UK. Sunny days and balmy nights. With a prediction by some to be the hottest summer since 2006, which so happened to be the first time we came over here as a couple! June also signified the start of another housesit in a new area of… Continue reading Housesitting by the Chichester Harbour