Author Archives: Purupuss

All photos. Few words.

28 August 2019 Once again, a neighbouring unit kept me awake for an hour or so. D.C. got up at 3.00am to pop next door and when she came back, I became aware of the drone of an extractor fan. … Continue reading

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Unexpected discoveries

27 August 2019 Oh… Luxury. Who needs the Ritz when you’ve got an electric blanket. I got woken up during the night, either by the unit above us or next to us, who was obviously making an early (5.00am?) runner. … Continue reading

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Found us!

26 August 2019 Last night, as a treat, I thought I’d put on the motel’s electric blanket. So I switched it on to three, did other things whilst it warmed the bed, and then switched it off before getting between … Continue reading

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Puddle Jumping

25 August 2019   We got up at 7.30, got washed and dressed and went down to the “restaurant” for breakfast. Now, one of the reasons why we always like staying at the EconoLodge is the quality of the breakfasts. … Continue reading

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First night food

In case you don’t know what macaroni cheese and green and orange drinks look like.

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To the big smoke

24 August 2019 Today started off with pretty much a normal Saturday morning. I did make sure that I had a shower as Auckland’s running low on water and I didn’t want to waste any having a shower on Sunday. … Continue reading

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Mountain hunting

We’re off to Taranaki (well at least New Plymouth) again. Will we see the mythical mountain this time? I tried to find a photo from last time to use as the blog header – and that was an epic fail. … Continue reading

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Birthday surprise

For my birthday, D.C. gave me (us) the chance to take part in a Sunset and Night Phototour. http://www.aucklanddaytours.co.nz/auckland-night-time-photo-tour.php. This necessitated an unexpected trip to Auckland, with the unusual luggage addition of a tripod, but it was worth it. (I … Continue reading

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My new toy

Paid for today. Name to be decided.

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Scooting home

I tried to post this last night, but for some reason WordPress, or maybe Firefox, wouldn’t let me. Tonight I’m (sadly) using Microsoft Edge. Fingers crossed it works. I’ll say one thing. The Grand Mercure is a hang of a … Continue reading

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