Yearly archives: 2012


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas one and all. Another glorious day here perfect for another walk. Back up to Sandymount Reserve, this time to take in Lovers Leap and the Chasm. Piece of piss compared to yesterday’s walk to Sandfly Bay. It was a busy day walking by NZ standards, clearly lots of […]


A day of dams 2

Slept like logs after yesterday’s walk and woke just a tad stiff in the body and to seriously stiff winds. After a day of waterfalls on North Island, you could say today was a day of dams. We set of early as we had a longish drive to Moeraki and […]


Lake Tekapo

Arrived at Lake Tekapo last night after a long drive. The stretch after Birdlings Flat down to beyond Ashburton was relatively uninteresting landscape wise. Flat farming land for miles and miles. As we turned inland though things got really interesting. Mountains rising in the distance en route through Geraldine and […]


Wairarapa to Wellington 1

Drive from Napier down towards Masterton mostly unremarkable and uneventful. Countryside got much more interesting the closer we got to the Wairarapa (where I’ve wanted to visit ever since watching Outrageous Fortune The Movie – Christmas Special). Long drive so didn’t quite make it to Castlepoint for Wednesday night as per […]