Tiritiri Matangi Island

I’ve been wanting to visit Tiritiri Matangi Island for a long time and our recent trip up to Auckland for the Elbow concert gave us a perfect opportunity. It’s possible to visit the island as part of a day trip but we decided to stay the night. There is a DOC managed bunk-house on the […]

Up for dawn

The rain and wind of the last few weeks cleared for a few days so I got out one morning this week to take a few photos. Photo by Brendon & Keryn Looking towards the dawn glow over Lyall Bay, from Tarakena Bay Photo by Brendon & Keryn Looking the other way towards Bearing Head […]

East Coast Holiday: Driving to Whakatane

Seeking the sunrise has been a theme a few times on this East Coast holiday and today we got up extra early for another sunrise mission. The location for the sun vigil was East Cape lighthouse and we had a 50km drive and then a walk up a path of 700 odd steps before we’d […]

What’s been going on?

As predicted we have been back to Pepe’s a few times now and they don’t disappoint. I’m sure you wanted to know that. Over the last few weeks, in no particular order: we have had visitors from Brisbane and Hastings stay over (and continue to stay actually – mid-stay I’ll say); I’ve bought a bike […]

Day 16 : Playa del Carmen

We had to check out before 6am to ensure we got to the dive shop before 7am. Again we got the local bus and were a few minutes early for our trip. There were four other people out for the trip; two Mexican lads and a Mexican woman and her daughter who would have been […]

A day on the Bruce Peninsula

After the storm of last night we were not expecting a warm or sunny day so we took our time to leave the B&B this morning. It was getting on for midday by the time we left and drove off towards the beautifully named Half Way Dump. Arriving at the Half Way Dump (which is […]

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