Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Places you will probably never see

Closed to public access-It's the local emergency water supply.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Good timing

We found the only five-day block of good weather since last summer!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Silverstream railway

A sight- and smell!- of the past

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DOC houses for rent- Wairarapa

Plenty of these available on the DOC website
You are paying for them-might as well use them!

Todays Feature:

Te Kopi Cottage


A cottage and two small cabins provide ideal family or group accommodation in a tranquil setting with great views. It is close to the Pinnacles and other walks along the rugged coastline with good fishing opportunities. The nearby Aorangi Forest Park offers good hunting opportunities (permit required from DOC


  • Sleeps 10: 6 in the cottage (1 double and 2 twin rooms), and 2 per cabin
  • Electric lighting
  • Oil filled column heater
  • Hot shower and bath
  • Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, pots, pans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery


Te Kopi cottage and cabins

$90.00 per night, sole occupancy


You can book via the online booking system or by contacting the Wairarapa Area Office.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

More to come

Another 45 are planned to this site behind Martinborough.

Thats enough power for the whole region!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Speed Camera?

Just point it out...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day

Out the back of Greytown- a clocktower bigger than seen in most towns! (as always, click on the photo for a better view)

Is this a statement about somebody's late night returns from the Green Man?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Not a Gecko

A Skink- there were literally HUNDREDS of these sunbathing along the track.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Somes Island

A 'must see'- but only on a nice day!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Normal service will soon be restored

The ground is drying out fast- barbecue season nears!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Meddlers in Time

Just click the box below and follow the white rabbit down the hole- or take the blue pill, a big whiskey or a good bottle of Pinot.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Party in the sticks

Holdsworth lodge, mdiwinter 2004

Friday, August 14, 2009


Must be just about due through again.

Babe, Ngawi

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Finally finished!

After 5 years of editing, chopping and changing, reformatting, combining two books into one, recycling as firelighters and a heap of procrastinaton:

Meddlers in Time is available as an e-book here for the princely sum of $2.50

(A dead-tree version in in the pipeline)


I need lots of clicks on the FREE chapter if not the pay to download button and I'm calling in all favours!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Workers Hut, Rimutaka incline railway walk

Just before Siberia- it's a converted freight waggon of some type.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Porangahau- the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel- somehow I wound up there today!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Featherston Sunset (summer!)

Sunset from my back yard one summers night (first in a series as night fell)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

A different view of the Rimutaka Hill Road

I knew I had a few photos saved for a rainy day!

This is the view of the Rimutaka hill road on the Featherston side. If you think that road is scary, you should have seen what I drove up to get this photo!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

More coming soon

I have just brought a new camera with a zoom, so I will be able to get a bit more material for this site soon.

The phone camera just doesn't do the job on scenery shots and I have been missing some great photos- like this morning with the fog.

Back soon.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The bigger Beach House

$160 a night (yes-it's in Tora, next to the previous picture)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tora Again

All I need is a major lotto win...

More Tora

Sections $250-280,000 for 800 m2!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Tora Collection

Not too bad, this phone camera

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Back country power generation

Two of these big windmills puts out more power now, but this is an interesting example of an early hydro power station. It's a couple of km past Gladstone.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Lake Daniels

It's nicer in the summer. Over by where the hills meet the water live some HUGE eels!

There have been no recorded incidents of swimmers being eaten.

35 years ago, a massive landslide buried the old hut and a couple of trampers inside at the time.

"At Easter 1974, Brian and Sharon Manson and Phillip Nicholls were killed by a landslide which destroyed the small fishing hut near Lake Daniels. The CTC, in conjunction with the local fishing club, built a larger memorial hut on the shore of the lake. This was opened at Easter 1976 and remains a popular destination for easy tramping."

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lake Somers

Another spot where I had a memorable weekend with a few good friends...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lake Pearson

Did a bit of goose-hunting here many years ago.

Didn't find any geese, but I found the bottom of the Whiskey bottle!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009