Tag: new zealand


I understand the biology but really sleep is so odd. Dark comes – we get tired. We all sleep at the same time even the birds even the animals. Our dogs. We all crawl into our safe corners and sleep. Except the nocturnal ones… Continue Reading “SLEEP IS FUNNY”


I have had these photos in the can for a few days now and what with one thing and another have not got this blog post out to you. Wellington has so much water around it. We have had an unusually calm few days… Continue Reading “WELLINGTON”


But fjord was not in the English dictionary yet! We decided to take a boat into the sounds as our one and only touristy experience on this trip. It is a two hour drive in from Te Anau to Milford Sound. Mirror Lakes. A… Continue Reading “MILFORD SOUND WHICH IS REALLY A FJORD”


Just pictures. Unedited. This walk way is a good long pathway well used by cyclists and walkers. This whole walk is through the bird sanctuary area. Today we take the long drive into the fjord and have a look see. Later in the afternoon… Continue Reading “TE ANAU LAKE WALK”

Te Anau

We have not got into town yet. People letting people stay for nothing in their backyards. If you are part of a NZ camper van association or something like that you have access to a list of other campers and landowners who will rent… Continue Reading “Te Anau”


We left Canmore yesterday. and came to rest for the night further down the South Island of New Zealand in a one horse town called Grafton. We are officially in Southland, New Zealand now. This has always been a staging stop or rest stop… Continue Reading “GARSTON, SOUTHLAND”


All around me. In all four cardinal directions – but nothing to do with the sins – the wheat is sprouting. Struck. Rising up! Wheat is a hardy grass. Some varieties are sown just before the cold really hits yet are strong enough to… Continue Reading “RISING UP”


How to explain the breadth of my feelings about being home within breathing distance of my own family would be impossible. There are over 170,000 words in the English language but none of them will fully explain the drift down into softness that comes… Continue Reading “TO EXPLAIN”


Two days worth of images. Enjoy!


Rain and Sunshine likewise to a little person, the hot summer rain no impediment. No problem. No bother.   His legs podgy and step to siding.  Nappies making cowboys of them all. Stumbling away from the words jersey and shoes. Arms alight for balance. Unbalance… Continue Reading “TODDLE”