Howdy and gday Yall may remember a long forgotten thread called NZ Touring Pics by Shaggie http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php Well I still have the wanderlust and so have been taking pics here n there around my beautiful locale and have been meaning to share them for ages Unfortunately of late my camera has been giving me a few issues and have been resorting to my iPhone which obviously isnt up there in the quality stakes but I hope you enjoy what Ive taken so far . The camera should be back in action for the next outing however So here goes. Have been doing some scouting around of late for cafes to appear in this other thread and so tootled off up Highway 1 to Domett and the Mainline Station Café in the old railway station . . . Pop in and see John and the friendly team here they do a MEAN-AS breakfast before 11am (or maybe a wee bit later if youre polite and Johns in a good mood! ;-p It really is a fabulous location And check this out! Directly across the road is the turnoff for Gore Bay Id been down here a couple of years back with my good pal Westy and so thought Id head off again for another explore . . Cathedral Cliffs I think I should take the SilkySaw with me next time to help out with the view tho. Stalking the VTR in its natural habitat . Pretty view back towards Highway 1 Descending into Gore Bay (and no Alex or a bottle of milk ) . . . I rode most of this really slow and with the front of my Multitec flipped up just enjoying the sun on my face and the smells of the countryside ..ahhhhhh . Not abandoned but I thought this shearing shed looked moodier in B&W J . . Back through to Cheviot on Highway 1, hung a left towards Christchurch then right onto Waikari Valley Road at Greta Valley I wasnt ready for home just yet! The ride through the Waikari Valley is sweet! Rolling hills all around, easy sweepers and friendly farmers aplenty to wave to! Had a can of V at the tiny dairy at Waikari, refuelled the old girl and sat on a chair outside watching the world go by for a bit . Before heading home, planning my next outing as I rode .. Cheers!