Wakeboarding is one of those sports I've always associated with noisy boats blasting up and down, akin to Jet Skis - terrorising the peace of the water with petrol and roaring engines. However, one of our local lakes has a marvellous set up which uses cable pulleys on its training lake. No noise and completely controlled by the operator to go slow, fast or stop depending on what stage of beginner you are. And we truly were beginner level!
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The Ruahine Range called to us again...there's so much you haven't seen yet. So, of course, we returned for more exploration, more tramping and more muddy boots!
In October we get a bank holiday type day on the last weekend. We always hope for a corker of a day but you don't always get it. This year we came up trumps and perfect for us we had planned a trip to the beach.
Being a first time mother, I was nervous about taking our baby on a long haul trip to New Zealand. To be honest I regretted the whole thing as soon as the tickets were bought! Looking back, I’m more than happy doing it again, all it takes is good planning and a positive attitude!
You know sometimes on a long journey you see a sign for something and you spend the rest of the journey wondering what it would have been like inside? Well we passed Morere Hot Springs on our journey to Gisborne and we all went "ooh, that looks awesome" then the sign and turn off flew past and on we travelled to Gisborne.
Welcome to our first blog post from New Zealand! 11,654 miles, a whole other hemisphere and a new landscape to explore.
My husband took the girls out for an afternoon at the farm. The weather took a turn for the worst and whilst others stood there frozen and wet Mathilda and Isabel kitted out in their Spotty Otter coats didn't even notice the sun had gone and the water was falling.
Treble Cone is in fact not an ice cream but a ski resort, well perhaps that’s pushing it, but a ski mountain in Otago, New Zealand. It’s a commercial field but compared to resorts of Europe and the States its pretty low key.
It's the summer holidays here in NZ and we've been making the most of it by exploring a little further up the Eastern coast and returning to the sea for our first proper surfing session since moving to New Zealand. We drove up to the town of Gisborne, full of history and Captain Cook's famous landing.
In the Easter holidays I took Mathilda and Isabel up Rangitoto which is the most recent volcano in the Auckland area but currently lies dormant.
.......... in what could not be described as a more perfect place!! :O)
The girls have a love hate relationship with groomers and scrapers. They are fascinated by them and whilst not moving can't get enough of them. When they turn on the engine its a different matter!