Sunday, 7 December 2014

Still Windy November

Even in the Hawke's Bay the wind has continued to howl. We found some shelter for a few days in the orchards around Hastings but in the end we just gave up trying to avoid it and ventured on. Luckily we did, as we found some nice places to stay and managed to sample some of the lovely sunshine the Hawke's Bay usually has to offer.
We didn't find any white bait though but did manage to find that hole in the tyre we'd been travelling around on since we were up in the Coromandel during winter.
Now how did the words of that song go again?

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Windy October

It's even been too windy for the whitebait.
Well definitely too windy for the whitebaiter anyway.
Need to try again on this coast later when the weathers a bit more favourable!
Erm 'West Coast' might need three explanation marks there?
I don't suppose anybody knows of a whitebait stand that we can park the landy up next to?
This year or next?
North Island, South Island?
East or West Coast?
Anything goes.

Thursday, 30 October 2014


As majestic as ever.
Plus lots of places to stay.

Well done to the council, DOC and the NZMCA for making this a great place to stop.

If you haven't been to the NZMCA Park (sorry Members only) at the airport for a while, it's definitely worth another visit. It's come on such a long way, since it first opened.
You've now got full recycling facilities, free veggies and a book exchange.

Heading that way?
Be sure not to miss the 4:30 drinks on Fridays.

Monday, 27 October 2014


You've just got to love her!

Made even more special because you get to stop right on the edge of the lake at the outlet (another great DOC site).

Heading that way?
Don't forget to pick up your 5 dollar permit from the Kawerau isite that gives you access to the forestry road.

And while your there pick up the key for your free power for the night if you want to stay in Kawerau.
As if a free heated outdoor swimming pool and spa isn't enough to entice you to stay.
Kawerau has really gone out of it's way to make your stay a pleasant one.

Probably the reason that it is an official NZMCA Motorhome friendly town

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Wet September

Thank goodness for sunny Whakatane, hot showers at  Matata (DOC), our No 1 ( First Love) Pop at Thorton and a few feeds of whitebait.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Everywhere and nowhere, baby

You're everywhere and nowhere baby,

that's where you're at

Going down a bumpy hillside, in your hippy hat

Flying across the country, and getting fat

Saying everything is groovy, when your tires are flat
And it's high ho silver lining, and away you go now baby
I see your sun is shining
But I won't make a fuss, though it's obvious

And don't forget to visit the Coromandel,
no matter what they say
There are plenty of places to stay, freedom camping spots, amazing DOCs and some lovely POPs

Lots of lovely people who've been missing you, while you've been fighting with the council and boycotting their stops

So it's high ho silver lining, and away you go
now baby
I see your sun is shining
But I won't make a fuss, though it's obvious

Friday, 8 August 2014

Yeah It's Official

Yes but there are still lots of other little jobs to do on the truck! Hey Mark!!!
Yes Dear
But they don't take as long to do and only cost half as much
That's because they are a 100 times smaller
I know but less is more
Less house more life

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

Independence Day

Eventually the house is sold (money nearly in the bank) and we have officially hit the road.
If you'd like to know how we got to this point and managed to fit all our belongings into less than 50sq feet? Just ask and we'll tell.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

House Detention

It took us a little bit longer to sell the house than we'd first anticipated, oh and a wee bit of extra work. If your interested in why we decided to sell, rather than rent drop us a line and we'll give you our reasons why.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Isn't She Gorgeous

This is our 4WD, off the grid, mini house truck and permanent home on the road.
In brief the back is 4.4 sq meters (1.8m x 2.4m).
Yep that's less than 50 sq feet.
Shower, toilet, sink, fridge, 12 volt water heating and cooking.
No gas or 230 volt hook up and one brilliant little diesel heater.

If you'd like to know more or see some pictures of the inside,
Drop us a line and we'll post some more stuff for you.