Category: Cycling

Waihi Train Station in New Zealand

This is not a kitchen sink, it’s a…..!

The Hundertwasser Toilets were bizarre toilets but this one in Waihi just made us laugh out loud! I talked about the artistic Hundertwasser toilets in my previous Travel Tuesday (or maybe that should be Toilet Tuesday) post. I hasten to add that these Men’s toilets in Waihi were not in anyway artistic, quite the opposite in fact,  but they did make us…

Hundertwasser toilet bloack in Kawakawa New Zealand

An artistic toilet block on the tourist trail in New Zealand captures our imagination

The Hundertwasser Toilets are one of the most bizarre toilet blocks I think I’ve ever seen. We missed them the first time.   We drove back up the street and there they were, how on earth had we missed them? Bright, colourful, artistic and brilliant!  Maybe the hundreds of motorcyclists riding up and down the street had something to do…

Beach at Christmas time

A Sentence a Day for December: A time for celebrations

December – in a Sentence a Day I can’t believe I’ve now been linking up my monthly Sentence a Day posts for six months. I’m well and truly hooked on doing them! In case you missed the earlier ones you, you can find them here: June, July , August, September, October and November I’m part of a group of bloggers from around the world who all link…

A travel bloggers trip the North Island of New Zealand

A Sentence a Day for November: Adventures in New Zealand’s North Island

 November – in a Sentence a Day Halfway through this year I joined some wonderful bloggers from around the world, for the Sentence a Day writing challenge, (you can find links here to my posts for June, July , August, September and October posts) and it seems like I’m now hooked on doing these monthly Sentence a Day posts! We all link up our posts using the…

Cycling to Peyto Lake

An awesome travel blogger who will blow your mind!

As I have enjoyed being a guest blogger a number of times, I decided to start a feature on my blog and share some interesting people with you my interesting readers. I post these every Tuesday. Everyone has a story to tell. Yes, even you! It’s true, everyone has a story and sometimes we just have to ask questions to…

karangahake gorge bridge 2

What you need to know to cycle the beautiful Hauraki RT for the first time

My husband and I are keen bike riders and Rail Trail enthusiasts and we take every opportunity to get out and about, seeing the countryside while riding our bikes.  Our little town has finally started building it’s very own Rail Trail and we are heavily involved in the project. In November 2016 we travelled with friends to New Zealand’s South…

Clouds while flying

Getting excited for New Zealand

Can you believe I’ve been so busy and taken up with weddings, family issues and life in general that I haven’t yet managed to start getting excited for our upcoming trip to New Zealand’s North Island?? We only leave later this week, in 2 days time! I’m still in Brisbane as I write this, having celebrated our daughter’s Wedding with a…

Magpie enjoying his afternoon tea, rather than swooping me in spring time

Why do magpies hate me?

Why oh why? Every year at about this time in Australia, Spring time, there are numerous stories in the media about the spate of magpies swooping on unsuspecting walkers, bike riders, runners – anyone they take exception to being in their territory as they protect their babies in the nest. They can do real damage by pecking people, drawing blood…

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Would you rather build a wall or a bridge?

We build too many walls and not enough bridges – Isaac Newton Bridges connect things – people, structures, places and even bloggers. Bridge– for this week’s photo challenge, Cheri asks for our take on the things, places, or people that connect us.  There’s scary bridges:   There’s interesting bridges:   There’s beautiful old railway trestle bridges:   There’s the water…

Forest tracks on a winter's day in Tumbarumba

Worth a Word Wednesday: the tracks of my life

 Wordless Wednesday – winter and the tracks of my life No more ‘jealousy/wish you were here’ shots of beaches from me for the moment, I’m back home into full-on winter mode – it’s wet, grey, cold and just a tad miserable outside. These tracks are throughout the forest at the rear of our property and over the years my husband has…

Disused railway corridor overgrown with trees near Tumbarumba wating to be turned into a rail trail for cyclists and walkers

How the transient nature of transport has turned

The transient nature of life, and in particular, transport, is in my thoughts at the moment. Transient– This week’s photo challenge asks us to share a photo about transient – whether it be drifters, nomads, or even the state of impermanence. I’ve targeted the state of impermanence with this week’s photo. You will see in this photo a railway line, overgrown with trees…

Focus, travel photo, seascape

Where is your focus – in front or behind?

Where is your focus – in front of you or behind you? Focus– This week’s photo challenge asks us to share a photo featuring focus.  It could be an in-focus or out-of-focus shot. Instead I’ve taken the definition of focus – directing a great deal of attention, interest, or activity towards a particular aim – and shared this photo. In my…