January 31, 2003


Graham had an opticians appointment so we dropped him off and then had a look around the shops.

January 30, 2003

Land Rover!

Went and had another test drive in the Landrover Discovery. Had a run up to Mount Vic. V & G decided to buy.

January 29, 2003

Tall Ships

Walked down into Wellington to see big sailing ship in harbour.
Had a walk along front. Went to Brewery. Going to eat there but did not fancy what was on menu. Watched Black Adder Video.

January 28, 2003

Shopping & Library

Shopping & Library, Wellington.

January 27, 2003


Went to cinema to see "Catch me if you can".

January 26, 2003

Lovely Day

Walked down to Shepherds Arms with Vida and Graham and had a meal.
Lovely day.

January 25, 2003

Land Rover?

Opticians appointment for Vida at 1 o'clock. Vida and Graham thinking about buying a Landrover Discovery. In the afternoon we had a test drive with them. Saturday evening went to Mandy and John's for wine and cheese.

January 24, 2003

Mana and Te Papa

Went to Mana to get some Newways shampoo. After lunch walked into Wellington and went to the Te Papa Museum. We still did not see all of it so will have to go back again to see more.

January 23, 2003

Otari Wilton's Bush

Wilton Bush Park not far from where Vida and Graham are.
Had a lovely walk all around the park. Then went up to the Wildlife centre but did not have enough time to do these walks as you need a few hours and they were closing at 6.00 p.m. Another day.

January 22, 2003


Shopping in Wellington.

January 21, 2003


Plimmerton to look at motorhomes. Not what we wanted.

January 20, 2003

Lake Ferry

Went to Lake Ferry as motorhome was not being picked up until the evening. Stayed on beach. Went a walk. Weather sunny but very windy. Went back through Featherston.

January 19, 2003

Back to Wellington

Travelled to Wellington via Mount Taranaki. Travelling most of day.
Got back around 4.00 p.m.

January 18, 2003

Awakino Gorge

Set off today to travel down coast through Awakino Gorge. Scenery beautiful. Stayed at Sea View Holiday Park on beach site. Played cards in evening.
Weather very good.

January 17, 2003

Big Day Out

Vida and Graham going to concert Ericsson Stadium, all day festival. We went to look at motorhomes. Went to Prestige motorhomes and spoke to Kevin for about 1 and a half hours. Back to camp site for a meal. Picked up V & G later from stadium.

January 16, 2003

Back to Auckland

Walk along beach early morning. Lots of birds feeding.
Travelled back down to Auckland.

January 15, 2003


Auckland today, picked Graham from the Airport then travelled up to Langs Beach, Waipu Cove and eventually finished up at Ruakaka Beach on camp site by beach.
Lovely setting. Woke up morning after to hot sun. Just like a picture postcard.

January 14, 2003

On the way to Auckland

Got up early. Sun shining. Setting off for Auckland. Stopped off at Otorohanga to look at motorhomes. Then to Teawamutu Mountains through Cambridge SH1 to Te Poi,Karapiro then on to Tauranga. Saw a motor home being built at Wakerleys. Went to Palms caravan site Tauranga.

January 13, 2003

Craters of the Moon

Went to Craters of the Moon, Travelled along top side of lake. Stopped in a small bay and had lunch. We sited ourselves just outside Tokaami at free parking to stay night. Lovely setting by side of lake. Graham left around 5.50 a.m to go back to Wellington as he was working Tuesday and going to fly back to Auckland Wednesday.

January 12, 2003


Went into Lake Taupo to look for a caravan site there, All Seasons Holiday Park. Walked into the centre in the evening and we had a meal at "Chill" for my birthday, then on to the cinema to see the new Harry Potter film. Very good day. When we came out it was teeming with rain. Taxi back to caravan site.

January 11, 2003


Lake Taupo today. Stopped at Turangi. Did some grocery shopping. Vida went to Internet Cafe. We then found a caravan site at Motoapa by the side of the lake. Went into Lake Taupo Saturday night and had a meal at Jolly Goodfellows.

January 10, 2003

Maureen's Birthday

Travelled to Palmerston North. Looked at furniture shop. Vida and Graham looking for a corner unit for lounge. We then set off to Whanganui National Park. Went up through Whanganui and up to Pipiriki where we stayed the night on a free site. In the morning we walked down to the river. Beautiful day.

January 09, 2003

Off to Levin

Packed motorhome and left around 4.00 p.m. Travelled up to Levin. Booked in at the camp site in Levine. Vida and Graham arrived around 8.00 p.m.
Rained quite heavy on way up.

January 08, 2003

Motorhome delivered

Sat and read books today. Motorhome delivered by Dana & PJ ready for our trip to Lake Taupo.

January 06, 2003

Soames Island . . . not.

Glorious day. Decided to go to Soames Island. Went down to Fords Cafe for breakfast. Graham and David took car back and were going to meet us at the ferry. When we got to the ferry office there was a notice on door saying Due to Fire Risk on the Island it will be closed at 1.00 p.m. until further notice. We then decided to go to Hutt by train to the Parrot & Jigger. Stayed there for the afternoon. Needless to say we were quite happy when we left. Caught train back and then taxi.

January 05, 2003

Potter. Harry Potter.

Raining today. Watched Harry Potter in the evening.

January 04, 2003

Bond. James Bond.

Meal at One Red Dog, then played Pool and later went to the James Bond film "Die Another Day". Very enjoyable.

January 03, 2003


Went to Porirua with Vida. Came back along the coast.

January 02, 2003

Shopping, sewing, weeding

January 01, 2003

Guess what . . .

. . . got our own web site now. Had a barbecue. Watched Black Adder video.