Travel Blogs from Redwood Valley
... in the middle of nowhere in the park, there was no light pollution to contend with and we could see clearly the fabulous expanse of the Milky Way that you can see from all over the country. This is 'the long white cloud' referred to and it was fabulous to see it in all its glory. Had it been warmer, we would've been out watching the sky for hours, but it was freezing so we made full use of all our extra blankets and snuggled in to keep warm for the night.
Well our bags are packed, not, and we, are ready to go, not but we will be by lunch time Monday. I have nuts so I don't starve, bed socks to keep my feet warm, a bag load of pills, binoculars to see those faraway sights, togs for the pool in the Greek islands and lots of excitement inside.
We have had a busy Easter completing four photo shows put me in a bit of ...
... hoping for a good sleep before walking the first leg of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track tomorrow. A hearty dinner tonight in anticipation.
SLOW COOKED SMOKEY BEEF STEW
800g – 1kg blade steak
2 tablespoon neutral oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon dried red chili flakes
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
250g bacon, diced
3 tablespoons Lea Perrins sauce
2 cans ...
... that the winery is owned by an American and a Kiwi. It seems that the American is mostly retired and has built a home on the vineyard and filled it with NZ art including outdoor sculpture, some of which we can see from a distance and in the wine tasting area. There’s a helipad too. So here is one man’s interpretation of retirement living. His vineyard partner is the son of Toss Woollaston, ...
... about finding work we took her straight to Ian's boss, Shay, the morning after she arrived as a position had just opened up for one more Kayak Guide for Wilsons. Tina got the job and moved from our sofa to one of the other little sheds in our yard, it was a great place to be as we had the whole area to ourselves, there was not due to be anyone through until mid February, which as we'd agreed when we'd moved in initially is when we would have to move out by. So we kept our eyes open ...