Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cone Hut

A real old-timer- fortunately the powers-that-be have decided to preserve this one. The Totora slab construction used to be more common in my (younger) day(s).

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Atiwhakatu Hut

Another hut from the days before they were replaced with motels infested with lycra-clad poofters who don't even know what a Swandri looks like and have never cooked over burning wood!

It's still there and the access is even easy enough for an old broken-arse to hobble in!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Waiotauru Hut

Used this as a base camp for many a hunting trip. Quite a few beer-drinking trips too!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Kapakapanui Hut

I have fond memories of this hut. It was the first one I visited in the Tararuas in 1976.

I well remember the rat in my mattress that had to be killed before bedtime!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

WWI Memorial

117 Linden Trees were planted here after WWI. Each representing a dead serviceman from this town.

The town now has a population of about 2000. It was smaller then...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Shed Collection

Every man needs a shed- this is one of mine.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008


Another lotto fantasy- Charteris Bay, Lyttlton Harbour.

This is my writer's retreat.

Shame about the cables, but with a lotto win, they could (must) be made to go away!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Akitio Beach

A beach so far out in the sticks that you could afford to buy a section there!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blast from the Past

Mt Rochford Hotel, Denniston 1945.

Now one of NZ's few Ghost Towns!


Well what were you expecting!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Even phoning us costs a packet

The OTHER end of the local accommodation market!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Off the usual topic- Riding for the Disabled

I want to take the opportunity to give thanks to all those involved with Riding for the Disabled.

My little boy really gets excited about his weekly visit. I don't ever recall seeing him sit in the same spot for so long! (outside of a moving car, anyway!)

My thanks for the pleasure you people bring to some rather bleak lives...

Donations are gratefully accepted

That time of year again

When we get fog!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wairarapa Surf

Did I mention some of the best surf outside of Hawaii?

The location is a well-kept secret, but I accept sizable bribes!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Just another...

Piece of outstanding scenery...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Classic kiwi bach #1

Ngawi bach- this one is available for hire!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Church out in the sticks

I got married in this one nine years ago.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Palliser Bay

It's a bit greener right now!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lake Wairarapa

A bit muddy right now!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Now THIS was cold!

Outside Holdsworth Lodge, Tararuas.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mt Taranaki

This was sent in by one of my readers and I thought it well worth posting!