stories from the road

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the roadie tales of two Kiwi septuagenarians as they travel around new zealand

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The Road to Port Jackson
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The Road to Port Jackson

Narrow, winding, and dusty with spectacular vistas…

Happy Easter from Whakatane

Happy Easter from Whakatane

Relaxing in Ohope over Easter …

Cape Egmont, Parihaka, and Ernest Rutherford
The Boat ClubErnest RutherfordUniversity In EnglandFar Away

Cape Egmont, Parihaka, and Ernest Rutherford

A small piece of Taranaki with a big history

Hawera and the Tawhiti Museum
Old HospitalPainted BoxesWater TowerGrowing Flowers

Hawera and the Tawhiti Museum

A water tower to climb and a museum well worth seeing

Mt Taranaki’s Goblin Forests

Mt Taranaki’s Goblin Forests

An enchanted walk…

The Three Sisters
Three SistersBlack SandRock FormationsStay The NightMonument Valley

The Three Sisters

Nature impresses with the Three Sisters in Tongaporutu

A Lake Stop and the Otorohanga Kiwi House
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A Lake Stop and the Otorohanga Kiwi House

Checking out this Waikato town’s attractions

Port Waikatō
AcreCoastSea

Port Waikatō

Where the river meets the sea

Hamilton’s Gap / Waimatuku
Margaret HamiltonCold ShowerOut To SeaBlack SandIndigenous Art

Hamilton’s Gap / Waimatuku

A black sand beach and golden cliffs …

The Awhitu Peninsula and Manukau Heads
Side RoadPicnic SpotCamping SpotsGreat Places

The Awhitu Peninsula and Manukau Heads

The Awhitu Peninsula – underestimated and still unspoiled

A weekend around Waiuku
Holiday Park

A weekend around Waiuku

Clarks Beach, Waiau Pa, and picturesque Waiuku

Wyuna Bay
I Fall In LoveThe LocalsRoad TripValentines

Wyuna Bay

A belated Valentines Day lunch, and stunning Wyuna Bay…

Simpson’s Beach (Wharekaho)
Eagle EyeShorebirdsBeautiful PatternsThe RockBeach

Simpson’s Beach (Wharekaho)

A really special place…

The popular Coromandel towns of Whangamata and Whitianga

The popular Coromandel towns of Whangamata and Whitianga

A bit of history, shopping, and beach hopping…

Ray’s Rest, Kaiaua
Night RainBefore SunriseSea BirdsThe Locals

Ray’s Rest, Kaiaua

Nature’s rhythms and coastal wildlife…

A week in our largest city

A week in our largest city

Cars, trains, and planes…