Its been a very long while since we blogged last! This summer has been our third tiki tour around our beautiful country from hometown Dunedin to Baylys Beach in Northland.
We've had a lot of fun over this summer highlights definitely being an all nighter & bonfire with the crew from the Redcliff(Te Anau), Recording our first live duo Album - Live At The Boathouse(Nelson) thanks to JR Richardson, playing our first festival Sanctuary Sounds(Hastings), opening for our buddies Alizarin Lizard and Brown in Hamiltron and last but not least seeing the New Year in at Baylys Beach with the Funky Fish crew and having a round of EPIC golf on New Years day 4hrs 9holes (A lot of laughter involved)!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It was early to rise for a full on roadie all the way to Melbourne.
After a 11hr drive we finally made it to Melbourne, freshened up, had a few drinks, jumped on a tram and had a great night at Yah Yah's in Fitzroy. Then NINJA!
We said goodbye to the van!
Melbourne trams a really cool!
Jared and I played at an open mic night at Berth Browns
We spent the next day riding around on the trams to different places
Here's Flinders Station
We checked out Ashes new pad
On our way home we stopped in at Souper Burger! YUM
Si and I enjoying our soup while our burgers are getting made up!
The wonderfully talented Tui Johnson let us stay at her lovely flat. She was working on getting pieces for her debut Melbourne exhibition which was on the 24th July. This is her Giant Squid inking a Nebula!
Lentil As Anything
We spent the next day drawing with Tui, this was an eye spy drawing game.
Simon very kindly drove us to the Airport through the whale rib tunnel past the giant chip. Thank you Si you are the BEST! xox We had the most amazing time in Australia catching up with old friends and making new ones! We can't wait to do it again very soon.
We drove south until we got to South West Rocks. By that time it was dark, so we pulled up at a camping ground and got ourselves some Stones Ginger Wine and Hankey Bannister to celebrate the first night in our camper.
We found a sign......
And some poos......
Our first Kangaroo!
We hit the road again after that, headed to Newcastle for a gig at Ocean View Hotel in Dudley
We stopped for lunch at Black Butt Reserve in Newcastle.Toby's place in Red Head, a friend we had made at the Song Summit. Toby had got us the gig at the Hotel in Dudley. This is his awesome collection of critters!
Kevin the Python
Jamming with the Publican of the Ocean View Hotel.
Toby and his parents.
Jared found his doppelganger