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 …

People of interest #4 – Meet Miriam

Fearless at 52

Welcome to my next Person of Interest Guest Post - today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Miriam. I always enjoy the interaction that being a guest poster brings and so I decided to start a series where I share guest posts by people who interest me.  Everyone has a story to tell, sometimes you …

People of interest #3 – Meet Louise

Louise trekking towards Everest Base Camp

As I have enjoyed being a guest blogger a number of times, I decided to start a new feature on my blog to share some interesting people with you. Everyone has a story to tell, we sometimes just need to ask the questions. So what I've done is invite my guests to answer a set …

Getting excited for New Zealand

Clouds while flying

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 …

52 week photography project – Week 10: Photographer’s Choice

Mt Warning framed by cane fields

Source: Week 10: Photographer's Choice I found this week quite hard, as it was up to each of us to choose a photo! It was much more difficult than I thought it would be.   Isn't it funny how we can get thrown by simple things - like having too much choice?? So if you're …

Travel thoughts – Care, share and respect!

Travel thoughts - care, share and respect

Every journey is a voyage of discovery Clare Boylan River Gums The adventure is over We are home and have been for a while now. The clothes that reeked of smoke from the campfire and physical exertion are clean again, my husband's beard has been removed, the car has been emptied and bags lie around …

52 week photography project – Week 9: The letter D

Debbie and the Daffodils

Source: Week 9: The letter D Here is the photo I didn't use for this week's 52 week photo project.  I've called it Debbie and the Daffodils as I figured I could get two D's for the price of one! I love the fact that Spring has sprung down here, with the daffodils bobbing their …

52 week photography project – Week 8: Old fashioned/Vintage

Old fashioned ribbons, craft. photography project

Source: Week 8: Old fashioned/Vintage For those of you following along at home here is Week  8 of our 52 week photography project, with the theme Old fashioned/Vintage. Despite taking photos of old things along the way on our outback trip , they just didn't feel right.  So I was running out of time and struggling …