Lately, we had started to ponder the benefits of ending our caravan existence and return to the permanence of suburbia.

It’s okay to miss the niceties of a house with space; a garage to hang a dart board to play darts, furniture to see books on a shelf and a television that is connected to watch nature programmes isn’t it?

CV6 - Gore Bay Camp SiteBut then we had a brain fart … why not just get a second bedroom instead?

And then we could escape the box we live in, in a box with four wheels and wake up in all kinds of neighbourhoods.  Open space of landscapes to explore, balanced with less space to snuggle.  We could throw a dart at a map and point the box in that direction – so what if we miss the bulls eye. We could write our own books for others to have on their bookshelves. And, nature is by far more better in the raw.  This weekend was a test drive with benefits, caravan existence still lives strong.

CV5 - Gore BayCV16 - Right up the beachCV20 - Beach FaunaCV7 - Camp ShowerCV51CV13 Sunrise at Gore Bay

Finally, with New Zealand’s new drink driving laws recently introduced – you may just see the Ruru’s parked up on the side of the road in your neighbourhood anyway.

Temporarily of course!