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 Domett2 by Shane Doig, on Flickr Domett1 by Shane Doig, on Flickr 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 you're lucky! ;-p) It really is a fabulous location Domett1a by Shane Doig, on Flickr And check this out! Domett3 by Shane Doig, on Flickr 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 Domett4 by Shane Doig, on Flickr Domett5 by Shane Doig, on Flickr Domett6 by Shane Doig, on Flickr Domett7 by Shane Doig, on Flickr Cathedral Cliffs - I think I should take the SilkySaw with me next time to help out with the view tho. Domett9 by Shane Doig, on Flickr Stalking the VTR in its natural habitat ....sshhhh.... Domett10 by Shane Doig, on Flickr Pretty view back towards Highway 1 Domett8 by Shane Doig, on Flickr Descending into Gore Bay Domett11 by Shane Doig, on Flickr 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 Domett15 by Shane Doig, on Flickr Domett13 by Shane Doig, on Flickr Not abandoned but I thought this shearing shed looked moodier in B&W J Domett14 by Shane Doig, on Flickr Back through to Cheviot on Highway 1, hung a left towards Christchurch then right onto Waikari Valley Road at Greta Valley, I wasn't 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! Domett16 by Shane Doig, on Flickr 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!