Sunday, 26 July 2015

Friday, 10 July 2015

Multi choice

When is a good time for your motor home, your one and only place of residence and vehicle, to decide to pack a sad and dump all it's coolant out of the radiator?

A) On a freezing cold winters evening.

B) The night before your husband needs to get to Tauranga to take an exam at 9:00 the next morning.

C) A few days before you are due back in Hamilton to house sit for a friend.

Or D) All of the above.

Yep that's correct D) All of the above.

Back in tune, June

I just love winter on the road. You can't beat a long winters walk in the sun, followed by a gentle soak in a sparsely populated hot pool. Not to mention sometimes having to spend all day inside watching movies and chillaxing,  while listening to the sound of the rain on the roof.
But most of all, what I really find tops is having all the freedom camping spots available just for us to choose from. We even found 3 spots where Spark wifi was accessible while parked up. Now that really does make winter awesome and ones husband a very, very happy chappy.

Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach to Homunga Bay via Orkokawa Bay.

Great walk, approx 14kms return. Interesting landscape with some rugged rocks and gravity defying trees plus 2 pairs of very aching legs the next day. Oh and the next day and the day after that.This is a 5 star rated walk or walk with benefits as the husband likes to call them not just because of the great scenery but because you are able to freedom camp at the start of the track by the surf club (off peak only). Stock up on goodies to take with you from the local shop. Surf the internet using the telecom wifi hotspot while you are resting your legs the next day and grab a takeaway for tea (the samosas are to die for). Thumbs up Western Bay of Plenty you've done it again with another great freedom camping spot.

Waihi Township

Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway

Just 4kms but well worth the effort. Amazing how close it is to the town. I've been through Waihi township hundreds of times and didn't realise it was there. Well not that close anyway.