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Celebrating 30 Years

It has been 30 years since we met on a little boat crossing from England to Belgium. Who would have thought we would be on the other side on the world celebrating. Saturday, May 22, 2021 Caroline was given a…

Kepler Track

From lush rain forest paths along the shores of Lake Te Anau and Manapouri to alpine sections over Mt Luxmore and exposed ridges. Some modest rain, but dodged some nasty weather on the day that counted. Day 1 – Te…

Lake Waikaremoana

A lovely semi-circular walk from Whanganui Hut to Onetoto Bay along the shores of Lake Waikaremoana. And it would not be a Great Walk if it did not rain, and it certainly rain on the last day. Day 1 –…

Milford Track

Back in October, Caroline and I visited Milford Sounds and were amazed at the stunning beauty of this place. That night I booked a spot on the Milford Track. There was just one spot for one person available for the…

Milford Sound

Thursday, November 5, 2020 The drive from Arrowtown to Milford Sound is amazing. We took our time and just enjoyed the drive. The plan for the day was to camp at one of the DOC (Department of Conservation) campgrounds along…

Arrowtown

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 A very peaceful night sleep and a relaxing breakfast. But time to head to the historic Arrowtown, which was just down the road. On arrival in the town we decided to check out the local “Holiday…

Mt Aspiring National Park

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Landed in Queenstown and picked-up our “camper”. This is the first time we have ever used a small van camper. We choose the Sprinter camper model, as a test run and to answer the question, could…

Isolating in Arroyo Seco

Weekend, June 26 to 28, 2020 One of us had recently tested positive for the SARS-COV-2 virus, so the other one of us decided to head South and minimize the chance of being infected. The other one of us was…

Cerro Alto

Long Weekend, June 18 to 21, 2020 State Parks are still closed, but National Forest campgrounds are opening up. And it was time to get into the wild. Cerro Alto is a peak near San Luis Obispo And Morro Bay.…

Social Distancing

Long Weekend, May 21st to 25th, 2020 Our first weekend away since the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders from mid March. We headed South to Carrizo Plain National Monument, which is a wide open space perfect for social distancing. The first night…

Acorn Campground Activities

Weekend, March 6 to 8, 2020 Caroline is in New Zealand sorting out some items for the upcoming home build, so Stephen used Acorn Campground to get some activities done. This would be the last weekend we can work on…

Gualala Get-Away

Weekend, February 28 to March 1, 2020 A relaxing weekend get away to one of our favourite Northern California camping spots. The last time we were here, we had to evacuate due to local forest fires. This time we just…