Archive for March, 2011

Art Deco to go Feb 15th &16th Blog 142

After breakfast with Annette we hit the road around 9am, it’s a nice morning and we follow the lake edge stopping for some pictures as the light is photogenic this morning. We ride out on the desert road and it lives up to it’s name, It’s amazing how dry it is out here considering we […]

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A Social Affair 11th – 14th February Blog 142

We struggle to leave the campsite before midday as so many people come to chat but we finally make it out to the look out point above the town, from here we can look down on Cathedral cove and the whole bay which is a vista of golden sand and turquoise sea.We are headed back […]

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The Coromandel part 2 9th – 11th February Blog 141

When we arrive back at Coromandel town we stock up with food and fuel and head down to “the waterworks” this is a great place with lots of wacky inventions and interactive exhibits all based around water. There are water pumps you crank wildly to make all sorts of things happen, water canons, water powered […]

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The Coromandel 7th – 9th February Blog 140

Our destination is the coromandel penisular the last piece in our zigzag tour of the upper north island, it is the place the locals all rave about the don’t miss part, we had intially planned to go here just after christmas but were warned against this as the entire population of Auckland would probably be […]

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Pukekohe 4th – 7th February 2011 Blog 139

We arrive at Pukekohe (pooky as it’s affectionately known) in the drizzle. We texted ahead and Jared (Mr Moto Guzzi club NZ) and John Blaymires (Mr superquick Guzzi sidecar racer) come to meet us at the gate. John said on the phone he had one spare free ticket and stars that they are they managed […]

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Couchsurfing Blog 138

Our alarm goes off 7am we snooze it till half past then we are breakfasted and ready to roll by 9am a minor miracle for us. We carry on down this lovely stretch of coast road it hugs the shore line but the views are obscured by thick trees, on the back I get tantalising […]

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Maori Welcome blog 137

The campsite is just at the end of Omaio in a big grassy field adjacent to the beach. There are no toilets on the site they ask that campers use the public toilets just down the road in the village. In the morning we jump on the bike and whizz down as we are both […]

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Around the East Cape Blog 136

There is something special about the East Cape, it’s hard to put your finger on but we love it here. It’s really wild and unspoilt partly because of it’s remoteness and partly because this is mostly Maori land which has been untouched for generations. The roads are great too, windy and unpredictable but enormous fun […]

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Christchurch The day the Earth Shook

As all of you know Christchurch was shaken by a massive earthquake on 22nd February at 12.51pm local time. Inspite of all the places in New Zealand we could have been, we found ourselves in Christchurch on that fateful day, how we came to be here we will reveal in our blogs in due course. […]

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