Running • History • Tramping • Rafting • Reading & Writing • Odds & Ends • Travel
New Zealand’s first capital – 13.5km loop run from Russell. With history.
Opua Kauri walk – 20 minute run in the kauri trees
Omorahoe Traverse – an hour across the hills to Paihia
Running in Mangroves – Coastal run from Paihia
Mahia bush walk – great walking up the coast with hot pools after!
New Zealand’s first capital – it wasn’t Russell
Whangaroa – the story of the Boyd Massacre
Edward Jerningham Wakefield – the original wild boy of Wellington
Jerningham’s 199th birthday – a missionary’s viewpoint (it’s not good)
In the Captain’s bathroom – a look around an old sailing ship
William Curling Young – a story from the Nelson archives
The Wairau Affray – just call it a massacre
Wairangi Day – the optimism of Glenn McConnell
The Wakefields on Waitangi Day – Same rights and obligations?
The Rimutaka Incline – ghosts of the gangers who worked the line
Isabel Thorne – congratulations on the MB after a 150 year wait
Tramping the Abel Tasman – how did the packing work out?
Packing for tramping – walking the Abel Tasman, what to pack?
Biking the Rimutakas – over the old railway line
The three legged pig – campfire stories
Camp fire stories – how to tell a shaggy dog to entertain the kids
The Ballad of Henry Tidswell – a shaggy dog story by Tristan Bayliss
Reading & Writing
The Art of Letter Writing – cross hatched old letters
Why I love Charles Dickens – nighttime company for an insomniac
Economical Writing – a lesson from Hemmingway
Beware the Thesaurus – overuse can kill
Isabel Thorne – historical characters waving from the past
Odds & Ends
Farm holiday in Mahia – good walks
Toronto streets and jazz – downtown in Tronno
Ortegia and Syracuse – going south in Italy
Walking the Amalfi Coast – thousands of steps
Storms and busses on Capri – in the footsteps of Tiberius
Travelling light – makes me smug