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Waihi Train Station in New Zealand

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,  …

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 …

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 …

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 - …

Tour de Tassie – Maria Island 

Maria Island Tasmania

What do two intrepid travellers decide to do while on a trip to Tasmania? Where do I start!!? Car packed with bikes, helmets, walking boots, cameras, warm clothes, food, sleeping bags, national park pass....tick ✔️ No real plans or destinations in mind just a sense of freedom to go where we feel like visiting. It's …

Just another ordinary day or something a bit special?

Another ordinary day or a bit special?  Five thoughts: Receive notification from WordPress of 5 year anniversary of blogging!  Not too keen on joining the Social Saturday bike ride group due to feeling tired and weather is a bit overcast,  but go anyway.  End up riding nearly 17kms, including hills, with the group, and feel …

Adventure riding – Musings on a Monday

Bikes, New Zealand, Rail Trail, Otago

Mountain biking - Now you know me, I love an adventure,  but I have this little issue with heights, losing control and going too fast.  While I loooove looking at these sorts of videos I could never in a million years do this. I realise this is an ad for something but I don't really …

Shadow bikes – Weekly Photo Challenge

I admit to loving shadow shots. I have a great number in my albums! Shadow - This week, hunt for shadows and incorporate them into your shot. The shadow can be the focal point of the image, or simply a detail that adds texture and makes the scene a bit more dynamic. This is a favourite …

Framed by the mirror – Weekly Photo Challenge

mirror on bike

Looking back at life through the mirror on my bike. It's not only a mirror, it's also a frame. Repurpose is the theme for this week's photo challenge.  Show us something that you’ve recycled or repurposed, or an object for which you’ve discovered a clever new use. For this challenge, show us something you’ve put to new …