Our revised road trip includes a revisit to Eastwoodhill. And I attempt the impossible.
C Company House tells the story of loss and sacrifice with aroha.
We discover, not for the first time, that we are easily sidetracked.
Our luck changes and I revisit the beach of my childhood.
The long road home from Gisborne to Napier takes you through the boondocks. Tiniroto Road, also known as the Inland Road, between Gisborne and Wairoa is almost as far off the beaten track as it’s possible to get in New Zealand without going off road. It’s 104km of […]
Never heard of Douglas Cook? Me neither. Or at least not until I visited Eastwoodhill, the arboretum he established between the 1930s and 1960s. Cook was a little eccentric for his times. Gardening in the nude and reciting poetry, as well as loving trees, weren’t the usual preoccupations of […]
Kiwis love to travel. It’s in our blood. When I set off on my travels I know where I’m going, how I’m going to get there, and pretty much what I’ll see and do. It wasn’t like that for my forebears or for any of the first people […]