On the way to Cape Reinga I stopped for some fish’n’chips. Seeing this guy waiting I thought it had to be super-fresh, and I wasn’t disappointed…. The furthest I could possible get to overnight up in the north island was Spirits Bay. 27km of dirt road led down to the beach and I went for a… Continue reading The Spirits were having a laugh
Campervanned out of Auckland asap after picking up at Wilderness Campers, near the airport, and I cant recommend them enough. Headed for my first ‘campable app’ find – and arrived at sunset at Acorn Cottage, in McLeod Bay. Peter was away but his daughter, Aimee, her husband Shaun and family gave me the full welcome, tour on Saturday morning, then lunch –… Continue reading New friends at Whangerei heads.
A week-long break in my travels to see an old friend, en-route to New Zealand. A bit of warm weather went down a treat as well. Day 1 – The usual suspects, Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, then a (reflective) wimble around and a water-taxi back to the new-chez-moi. Sydney, day 2 –… Continue reading Sydney
An assortment of, feathered and pouch-ed, down-underites, from various excursions. I’ve been camera-lazy and getting ready for my trip to NZ – via Sydney, to see an old friend (which I’m looking forward to very much indeedy.) And a couple from my trip to Cygnet, deep down south. From Cockle Creek (and the pink boat) to Antarctica……just… Continue reading Critters and a place called Cygnet
A great habit and one which I think should spread world-wide is the Tasmanians customised post-box. I saw some on my first day here and have been screeching to abrupt halts ever since to get a set together. There may be a few I’ve missed, but it’s been a great fun exercise and I’ll still keep… Continue reading TAS-BOXES (my pack of cards-52)
A short ferry trip from Tribunna is the completely stunning Maria Island. No cars, just walking and cycling and plenty of wildlife. I decided to walk with Chris Todd (model for the surf sessions) and even though it was drizzling to begin with, we had a great crack and wished I could have stayed. Half term means… Continue reading Ave Maria
My first experience at Harness Racing. Devonport, North Tasmania An evening of marvellous beasts and strange and frantic goings on…… Good crowd and a few winners for some!