I’m one of those people who like to knit on the car – as a passenger, of course, not while I’m driving. Not all knitters can cope with knitting as a passenger, but it doesn’t really bother me at all. In fact, it stops me worrying about such things as the truck in front, and will that car at the intersection pull out in front of us when he shouldn’t, all those types of things. If I concentrate on my knitting, I can leave the driving to Robin, without me worrying about the “what ifs”.
We have been on our latest road trip for the last week. The weather has been glorious, warm sunny Autumn weather, and best of all, no wind. There’s been a little stitching done, but nothing finished to show, just yet.
Our travelling has taken us about 700km so far and we have seen some lovely sights. Such as this glorious morning view of Mt Ruapehu. There’s something about mountains – so majestic.
We had heard tell of a horse sculpture made entirely of horse shoes tucked away in a tiny place in the middle of nowhere – certainly well worth a visit. Off we went, along a steep, windy, narrow country road for 18km to finally arrive at Kaitieke. Sponsored by the Wheeler Family and the local community, the sculpture was erected in 2015, the Year of the Horse. It commemorates the horse history in Kaitieke and the ANZAC Centenary, acknowledging the contribution by horses to mankind in earlier times of war and agriculture.
Made entirely from horse shoes
And visited our favourite diner in Hamilton – stepping back in time to when things were simpler, and the music of our youth. With an American Hot Dog and a ice cream soda, we could almost have been 15 again.
Happy Days in Hamilton
We’ve seen foggy mornings, when the tendrils of mist encompass the landscape.
A beautiful misty morning
And seen glorious sunsets, full of glowing colour.
And glowing sunsets
We are currently at our destination of Bowentown, in Waihi, to take part in the inaugural Leisureline Owners Club Rally. All sorts of interesting things have been planned, and then we will be taking another five days or so to drive back home. Who knows what else we will see?