ACROSS THE DITCH: Mangonui to Auckland 07/05/18 to 15/05/18

2018-05-15T08:02:07+00:00May 15th, 2018|General, Lee & Paul Update, NZ Ride|

We are in the Far North and the weather has been just glorious, perfect for riding and almost tempting and warm enough for a swim! We are in Mangonui and our accommodation is right on the water with spectacular water views that change continuously. It's a "must" here to have a beer in the old [...]

ACROSS THE DITCH: Whangarei to Mangonui 01/05/18 to 06/05/18

2018-05-04T19:35:12+00:00May 4th, 2018|General, Lee & Paul Update, NZ Ride|

It's great to be in the North as this is our "roots" and where both of us spent our formative years growing up in a rural area here. We spend a couple of days with my sister in Whangarei and visit the Parakao Store which is full of memorabilia, a great atmosphere and is apparently [...]

ACROSS THE DITCH: Wellington to Ruakaka 14/04/18 to 22/04/18

2018-04-26T05:42:14+00:00April 26th, 2018|General, Lee & Paul Update, NZ Ride|

The ferry across Cook Strait is calm and picturesque with the autumn light casting it's glory on the last glimpses of the sounds as we leave the South Island. Who would have known that a huge storm had made over six metre swells two days before, cancelling all services! The Rimutaka's is a spectacular [...]

ACROSS THE DITCH: Collingwood to Christchurch 29/03/18 to 05/04/18

2018-04-08T20:59:42+00:00April 8th, 2018|General, Lee & Paul Update, NZ Ride|

It's been thirty years since my cousin, Fiona, and I have spent quality time together so we have a lot of catching up to do! She and her partner Doug, have made a huge effort on their lifestyle block high in the hills behind Collingwood, building their own substantial self-sufficient home and bringing in the [...]

ACROSS THE DITCH: Hanmer Springs to Collingwood 20/03/18 to 28/03/18

2018-04-04T09:37:29+00:00April 4th, 2018|General, Lee & Paul Update, NZ Ride|

Driving round Banks Peninsula in a little clapped-out Hyundai Getz is nothing like riding the wonderful roads on our KTM's but we are adjusting, slowly, and making a positive slant to our journey. Inside a car we can chat, keep warm and dry, carry different food and crawl very slowly up steep gradients! We always [...]

ACROSS THE DITCH: Queenstown to Hamner Springs 13/03/18 to 19/03/18

2018-03-21T22:12:10+00:00March 20th, 2018|General, Lee & Paul Update, NZ Ride|

Queenstown has been an idyllic place to take a break, fix Paul's bike and spend some valuable time with our daughter, Chelsea, but the West Coast is beckoning and it's time to move on. Unfortunately for Paul, after 140,000 kilometres on the clock, it's time for his clutch to move on as well! The mechanic [...]

ACROSS THE DITCH: Raglan to Pataua 17/12/17 to 24/12/17

2018-01-05T06:52:56+00:00December 26th, 2017|General, Lee & Paul Update, NZ Ride|

We are eager to hit the road again after two nights in Raglan. Our bodies are gradually adjusting to life back on the road, along the with the aches and creaks that go along with camping. There are a lot of foreign tourists in the campground and around town, even all the hospitality staff are [...]


2015-03-28T23:41:01+00:00March 26th, 2015|General, Lee & Paul Update|

  We have a very comfortable room at Koh Lanta and a day off - yeah! The boys plot the next three days of routes and put them in their GPS’s. Beautiful food, cheap alcohol - all while looking over the beach and the sunset - food for the soul! Koh Lanta resort [...]