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

karangahake gorge bridge 2

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 …

Adventure calls!

Adventure calls, off on a little holiday

Dear friends We're off on a little adventure for the next few weeks, so I thought I'd let you know not to expect to hear from me for a while. I won't go into the details but I can say that it involves a long road trip, some rail trail cycling, visiting some wine areas, …

Would you rather build a wall or a bridge?

Sydney Harbour 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 …

Worth a Word Wednesday: the tracks of my life

Forest tracks on a winter's day in Tumbarumba

 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 …

How the transient nature of transport has turned

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

The transient nature of life, and in particular, transport. 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. Disused railway corridor overgrown with trees You will see in this photo a …

Where is your focus – in front or behind?

Focus, travel photo, seascape

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 - …

Wordless Wednesday – 17 May 2017

Whitest Sand

It's Wordless Wednesday! Enjoy your Wednesday - wherever you are in the world. This is our favourite beach, where the bush meets the sea and it just happens to have the whitest sand in the world! Do you know where this beach is?  Leave me a comment to tell me know where you think it is. (I've given …