The next day we headed off onto the ferry across the Bay of Islands from Russell to Paihia. The water was a mystical emerald green and the sky was laiden with dark grey stormy clouds. The wharf at Paihia was enchanting with its predominantly white architecture. Sneakers on, we hit the pavement alongside the Bay… Continue reading Paihia and Waitangi Treaty Grounds
We arrived in the Bay of Islands and set up camp in Russell's Top Ten Holiday Park, located on the hillside, giving us awesome views over the township, waterways and islands. With all its oldy-worldy buildings, cottages with freshly painted white picket fences and gardens, Russell is reminiscent of stepping back in time. We strolled… Continue reading Historic town of Russell – Bay of Islands
http://youtu.be/GNh3VcVZ40A Finally up close and personal with Tui birds! What fascinating birds they are! On this "very special" day for us, Laurie took us to an equally special place, just passed Onerahi on the Whangarei Harbour to the Blue Heron Holiday Park. We had the most picturesque setting on the water with red flame trees… Continue reading Song of the Tui Bird
From the motorhome it looked as though sand was smoothly swirling around pink/red rock formations along the shore at Langs Beach - Waipu Cove, North Island New Zealand. Having a closer look, it was actually a type of seaweed or algae, very fine in texture, covered in whispy little bits, strung together like a… Continue reading Fascinating red algae/seaweed
This has been our third motor-home trip and each time the process of shooting images through the windscreen, windscreen wipers, rain, bugs, stickers, electricity cables, telegraph posts etc got refined a little, to the point that I am now quite happy with the results. It's still a numbers game with many photos deleted, but… Continue reading Straight from the Dash Board at 80km/hr – #2
We hardly ever get a trip away and for this reason my husband Laurie plans for months in advance and wants to fit in as much as possible. Bless his little socks - we do a lot of driving, but he makes sure we get to the nicest of places. I don't like to ask… Continue reading New Zealand – Straight off the dashboard at 80km/hr
I couldn't waste a minute of our one week's holiday. I normally can't get up at sunrise, but I did today. There was a golden sunrise beaming through the Harbour and everything was glistening with a light golden glow. The tide was out and there was a mass of pippy shells spread out on the… Continue reading Mangawhai Heads – Crocodile Rock or not?