Friday, 17 January 2020

River ride

This morning we headed up the Whanganui River Road to Piperiki, 63 wiggly Kms up from SH4.
Pirate then started back by bike to see how far he would get.
The answer? In a hot headwind ride, when a lot of the downriver road goes up..35 km, and very well done.
We  saw some local traffic (!) lots of horses, some sheep and a brown goat!! Lunch stop was at the Matahiwi gallery cafe, that we had visited on a ride in 2013. We found that that was just after the owner had opened!
We saw a worrying looking fire up on the top of the other side of the river, and apparently this has re-ignited after a week..not good.
Now we are back, the washing is dry, Pirate is showered and resting. Tomorrow we join in the fun of the Whanganui Vintage weekend!!

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Murals.. Whanganui Walls

There is an annual, I think, festival in the River City, of murals and graffiti art. We walked around a few today...I will find a few more, hopefully.

Monday, 13 January 2020


Steady rain most of today..just what is needed.
A day of seeing friends, of relaxation
Then himself made supper.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Table Runner top finished!

Almost 100 metres of thread used!
I will quilt it back in Scotland.
Now to design place mats?

Area track championships at Whanganui

They rode, Pirate helped and I had a day off.

Thursday, 9 January 2020


All collected by the man who lives here near Whanganui, in Castlecliff.