Sideways NZ:  August 11, 2022

Sideways NZ:  August 11, 2022

I realize my last blog dealt with Day One of my camper van journey in NZ.  I was going to go backward from July 12th and work forward, but after the events of Saturday I’ve decided to leap ahead to the end, then fill in the middle here and there. This photo...
Sideways NZ:  August 2, 2022

Sideways NZ: August 2, 2022

Fat Sally’s Pub & Grill. I was hoping to blog my Sideways NZ: The Road Back novel research road trip, but every day has been so filled – exhilarating, exhausting, thrilling, dismaying (at times), wondrous, magical (yes, lucky breaks) – that by the time...

Sideways NZ:  July 11, 2022

Leaving Prophet’s Rock – Thank You Pacific Horizon Motorhomes. The Sideways NZ novel research road trip begins.  Thanks to Pacific Horizon Motorhomes and a whole host of other great Kiwis it’s finally happening.  Today, I’m...
Sideways NZ:  June 26, 2022

Sideways NZ:  June 26, 2022

Dreaming Sideways NZ:  The Road Back I’m bivouacked here at Prophet’s Rock Winery’s guest cottage, 15 miles outside of Cromwell (in the south of the South Island of New Zealand), a beautiful drive along Lake Dunstan, then three miles up a sinuous graded dirt road to...
Sideways NZ:  June 18, 2022

Sideways NZ:  June 18, 2022

Aotearoa New Zealand’s Central Otago wine region – on the south of the South Island – is remarkably new.  Serious viticulture didn’t begin until the late seventies, according to legend Alan Hardy and the inestimable Rudi Bauer of famous Quartz Reef...