Posts Tagged ‘vacation’


I’ve been looking through my archived photos and found this beauty¬†from when we purchased our property on Waiheke.

This shows¬†the original bach that we fell in love with…no running water, an outhouse with a “bucket and chuck it” for a loo, and rotting weatherboards!

So we began the huge task of renovating, which, as my Mum said, grew like topsy and really became a full rebuild.

We did manage to keep the original floorboards and 3 x internal walls…but the rest had to go.



Sailors Grave

Another magical spot on the Coromandel Peninsula is Sailors Grave, so called as a sailor drowned there in the 1800s. The grave is now looked after by the NZ Navy. The full story is here:

At times the surf rolls in, and others, as when we visited, the sea was quiet with children playing in the estuary outlet…

and then the rain came...

yesterday at 7am I awoke to torrential rain that caused surface flooding and some very damp campers!
Lucky for me and mine we were warm and dry in my sisters bach.

I’ve been away on holiday, enjoying some of NZ’s most amazing landscapes. I took a huge number of photos…this is a very small selection. No doubt I will be uploading more in the future!

Australia’s second biggest bird of prey. Being a sea eagle he is not a true scientific eagle but really a giant kite.

early evening……

first dip into water to snorkel the Agincourt Reef (part of Great Barrier Reef, Australia)

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