Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 8

Visited the Burke Street Wharf in the early morning light, the tide was out and we had very pretty light hitting the remains of the wharf and creating fabulous shadows in the mud flats. All too soon it was time to be off again. Doubling back on ourselves we drove back through Whatatete Bay, so…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 7

We had the luxury of a small sleep in, then with coffee in hand, we headed off to Whitianga for our cruise into Cathedral Cove. It was a leisurely one hour drive through some pretty, but hilly countryside (Oh who am I kidding, not too many parts of NZ are NOT Flat! – but these…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 6

A truly horrible night spent in a horrible hotel, these guys did NOT get a favourable review on Trip Advisor! Too hot, too noisy, we were awake and could not sleep so we left early. Sadly it turns out they also had bed bugs, as we came in so late, we neglected to check the…

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Share Your World – 12th March 2019

So it has roughly been a month since I took part in the SYW challenge by Mel at Sparkfromacombustiblemind. Travelling makes doing weekly challenges rather difficult at times, so I just stopped…now to get back on the wagon. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly…

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Tuesday’s Textures

Still playing with some images from our trip, and probably will be for a while, found this little guy and his friend at Gumdiggers Park, NZ ~ Julz, xo  

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 5

Today we drove to Paihia (pronounced Paheeha), we were booked on a Cruise out of the Bay to see some Dolphins and The Hole in The Rock, as well as Cape Brett Lighthouse and of course the coastline. We grabbed a coffee (best we have had the entire trip) and wandered the harbour, while we…

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Regular Random – Raspberry Friand

Let’s take a small break from the New Zealand trip, shall we? I felt like I had been holed up on the PC for days, sorting through photos and writing blogs posts, so I decided to go run a few errands, I picked myself up a yummy Raspberry Friand for my afternoon tea, and decided…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 4

We woke super early for the 4-hour drive to Cape Reinga, stopped for a coffee and a quick bite to eat in Kawakawa, and then drove straight through to the lighthouse. The funny thing about Kawakawa, is we knew next to nothing about its history and charm, it was only after we left we were…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 3

Day 3 dawned bright and sunny, barely any clouds and we headed out to the Bay of Islands (approx 90min drive). Stopped at Historical Waipu Cove – It was founded in the mid-19th century by Scottish settlers from Nova Scotia, led by the charismatic preacher Norman McLeod. Facing economic hardship in Canada, the group went…

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Auckland’s Domain Winter Garden

I mentioned yesterday about showing some more flowers from this wonderful spot, so here they are… You can see and read more about this wonderful Auckland Garden [here]. Will be back shortly with day 3… ~ Julz

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