We have moved to Camborne. The owners of our previous place decided to sell as they were themselves moving away from Wellington, so we decided that rather than wait for a new owner who might want to rent the place we would look to move. We quite like the idea of living on the Kapiti […]

Sunset & St Peters Hall

Saturday just gone we took a break from packing and headed to the Kapiti Coast. Local songstress Jess Chambers was performing at St Peters Hall in Paekakariki and I decided we should attend, I’ve been meaning to catch Jess play for a long time but the dates just haven’t worked out to date. We drove […]

East Coast Holiday: Driving to Gisborne

Leaving Lake Waikaremoana we headed back towards state highway 2, the road to Gisborne. We had one stop at the small town of Tuai and took a brief look at the power station. The building was old and statuesque and in stark contrast the turbines inside were brightly colored and much more modern looking. We’d […]

Making use of a mid-week break

One benefit of my shift work is I get days off mid-week (while on the other hand I am working two weekends of every four). When the weather is good I like to get out and see more of Wellington and on Thursday I took the opportunity to go for a walk down past Eastbourne. […]

Photos, a festival and a return to Makara Beach

Saturday was quite busy. Keryn spent the afternoon baking in Miramar at Kim’s with a bunch of like minded people. I spent a few hours wandering around Wellington with fellow photographers all taking part in the Wellington leg of the Scott Kelby world-wide photo walk. All around the world walks were taking place on Saturday […]

A month around Wellington

So, we’ve been in Wellington a while now and we’ve been checking out our new home region. We’ve been up to Otaki for some Icebreaker factory shop loving and along the way took a few back roads. We found a view along the Kapiti coast so took a few photos: Photo by Brendon & Keryn […]

Day 132 : Baraloche to Bush Camp

The next stop was a region of Argentina known for its glaciers and it would take us two days to drive to the town of El Chaltãn. The highlight of this travel day was getting a flat tire, our first breakdown in four months. The tire was changed quickly enough and it wasn’t too long […]

Day 110 : Potosi to Bush Camp

We had a couple of driving days ahead of us to reach the Argentinean border and the city of Salta. A spot was chosen in the evening for a bush camp and after checking with a woman tending some goats we parked up in a fallow field and pitched our tents. It was a very […]

Day 108 : Uyuni

The main reason to visit Uyuni is to take an excursion out onto the salt flats and this is what we did today. In two jeeps we were taken from the hotel and first to a few artisan shops where we could buy textiles and also salt carvings. There was one shop with some large […]

Day 107 : La Paz to Uyuni

Once we were away from La Paz and heading to Uyuni we started travelling on some pretty rough roads. The dirt roads were covered in layers of fine dust and the bumping and sliding causing a few people to feel unwell. I kept expecting us to come over a hill and see the vast salt […]

Day 87 : Arequipa to Chivay

We had a different activity this morning, a reality tour of the poorer areas of Arequipa. With our guide Miguel we were driven to a number of different places to be shown what life is like for those without much money. Normally I would expect a tour like this to involve being shown around people’s […]

Day 82 : Lima to Paracas and Huacachina

Driving out of Lima we headed south following the coast and arrived at the town of Paracas around 10am. At a small jetty we were loaded into an already crowded boat for a trip out to the Ballestas Islands. I was sitting with Gavin, one of the new guys, near the front of the boat […]

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