Welcome to the Maunie of Ardwall blog

This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall charting our adventures as we sail around the world. We're sailing up and down the east coast of Australia after a summer back in Britain.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Land-cruising aboard Horace the Honda

We're off camping again in the car-tent combo, this time heading for the far north of North Island in (so far) wonderful sunshine.

First coffee of the day, Puketi Forest

A roadsign to make Dianne happy, Mangonui

The stunning Matai Bay, Karikari peninsula

Pahutakawa tree in full blossom
Di's being experimenting with her birthday present, a Lumix waterproof camera and is enjoying the challenge of both mastering it and trying to get a photo of Graham without his eyes closed

Looking slightly rugged after a few days' camping
We'll be on the road for a couple of weeks so will try to post some photos of new bits of NZ. Tomorrow we'll be at Cape Reinga at the very north tip of the island.


  1. Jealous! Haven't made it that far ooop North yet. Trish

    1. Trish, it's lovely! No excuses, you need to get up here! G&D x