Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Cover Girl

It was a great thrill and honour to find out, just a few days before the publication of the latest NZMCA magazine, that our rig, our humble abode on wheels, ‘Out There’ has made the front cover. And after the last cover shot, there is no chance of me not recognising this one!

It is also great to see a fifth-wheel RV make the cover of the magazine; I can’t recall seeing our mode of transport & accommodation on the cover before, at least while we’ve been members anyway.

This shot was taken on the Napier-Taihape Road, at the Springvale Historic Suspension Bridge Reserve. It was taken when we were back in the North Island during December & January.

And inside is another contribution from yours truly; Great Walks- a two-part article on some of the wonderful walks we’ve done on our travels- which of course you'll have read before. Still, I’ll post a blog with links to refresh your memories once the magazine has been out for awhile.

Now I must get back to catching up on the back log of blog posts…..

Tomorrow we will leave Greymouth for Lake Brunner and then continue on through Arthurs Pass where we'll not likely have cell phone reception so this might be the last post for a week or so. I'm not sure how long we'll take to get to Christchurch, it'll depend on the weather. 

The West Coast nearly let me down today. Our drinking supply of fresh rain water ran out. Then, just as I was about to head off to buy some, the heavens opened up again. Drinking water containers are full once again along with the house tank.


  1. Congratulations!!!!. We have't read your article yet as we are still going the long way home. Thanks to the handy Post office service, our mail has been held for the last 4 weeks and will be delivered on our return home.

    Robin and Jenny - Romany Rambler

    1. Join the club Jenny, I haven't read it either! And I'm not likely too until we get to Christchurch now when I can arrange for the mail to be sent. Thanks for congrats, I was pretty chuffed. Cheers & safe travels up there, Shellie

  2. Don't worry Gals...I've read it.....its great as usual!
    Re the trip over to Chch, over Otira and Arthurs Pass, along time ago our family was travelling from Chch to Greymouth, this was way before the new Viaduct, my sister rolled dad's old Austin A 35 van on the last zig before the most steep bit. She was lucky, it did a complete roll still on the road, but we had to scrap the Chocolate cake off the inside van roof. Our convoy that day was the A35 van and two old Model A's, so safe travels through to Chch....which no doubt will be massive Blog material for you Shellie!

    1. Thanks Jimu, I can rely on your expert opinion then! :)
      Scary stuff rolling an A35, lucky it has rounded sides to help it do a complete 360. Laughed at the chocolate cake! :)


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