Driving Mr Dusty from The Dash Kitten Movie Crew

Welcome to Driving Mr Dusty. Our short series shows you a cat’s eye view of Wellington, New Zealand with a video and some cool snapshots!  

  • NOTE: The video at the top of the page does not always display on mobile devices, so we have also placed it further down.

STOP PRESS Dusty’s trip is a Finalist in the 2018 BlogPaws® Nose to Nose Awards.

Nose to Nose Awards 2018

Dusty was a senior who absolutely adored car rides. Thanks to him we discovered a little senior cat could have amazing adventures and make movies. We called them ‘Driving Mr Dusty’. You can also enjoy his trips to Petone Beach, and Lord of the Rings country – Rivendell.

Driving Mr Dusty’s Eastbourne Adventure

Today we spotlight Eastbourne a suburb of Wellington that looks over towards the capital from across the harbour. About 4,200 people live here in all, but it gets busy with visitors in summer and when the weather is fine. 

Dusty Visits Eastbourne Weruva Tshirt

Dusty Visits Eastbourne – Activities

Eastbourne is at the end of a long, winding seaside road that hugs the side of the harbour, just check the video for how close we get.

It is also the starting point for many outdoor activities, including hiking adventures. Hiking is known as ‘tramping’ here, and there are some cool routes that start at the far end of Eastbourne, beyond the shops and houses.

Dusty Cat at the Vet

The road does eventually stop, not long past our car park spot in the movie, and there is no tarmac road. The area is still busy as a host of advenure activities are based here. You can windsurf, and there is a 60 minute bike ride to the very tip of the peninsula with gorgeous views, as you can see when you watch Dusty’s movie.

You can also get out in a kayak, and go snorkelling. So, you can see why on a fine day, we were pleased to get a parking spot!

Dusty Visits Eastbourne Weruva Tshirt

Dusty Gets Up to Mischief At Home!

It was a busy day, it tired me out and so Mum and Dad found giving me my fluids a lot easier.  When I was worn out and laid in my carrier I didn’t protest! At the end of a busy cat day we were ALL tired, so, I waited until they both turned away before I tried to jump out of my wire carrier! I nearly tipped over so Mum watches me like a hawk now * sigh * The adventures of a senior cat eh!?

OK Guys! See on the next Driving Mr Dusty
* Paw Wave *
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  3. erin the Cat (Princess)

    May 13, 2017 at 6:16 am

    What a perfect day out! Totally love these trips and seeing how much you enjoy them, and also seeing such wonderful views of New Zealand! Where to next? Wherever it is I can’t wait!
    Purrs, ERin


  4. Happy-Go-Doodle

    May 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventure, Mr. Dusty! We look forward to following along on your next one!


  5. Katie Isabella

    May 11, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Dusty, I enjoyed the tour very much. I know I told your mommy…oh over a year ago so she wn;t remember this conversation on Twitter about two of my human brothers going to NZ twice and they did get to your area one of those times. xxx


  6. Brian Frum

    May 9, 2017 at 11:42 am

    That sure looks wonderful Dusty and I can tell you’re enjoying yourself. Heck, I’m enjoying watching you have fun!


    • Dash Kitten

      May 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      Thank you Mr Brian, we tried to show where we went, not just me * wink *


  7. Deziz World

    May 9, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Dat sure is a purretty place. We’re glad you didn’t tip da carrier. Dat could’a been dangerous and you could’a gotten hurt. All’s well dat ends well, right? Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena


  8. da tabbies o trout towne

    May 9, 2017 at 4:22 am

    dood !!!! total lee awesum add ventsurez…thanx for sharin with uz !!! yur waterz ther R sew bloo…..we iz knot sure wear round heer ewe wood see em that kinda awesum bloo ….hope ya spied a fish ore three when dad taked
    ya close ta de wavez ~~~~~~ insert hearts anda happee monday two all ~~~


  9. speedyrabbit

    May 9, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Wow Dusty what a great adventure you went on,That beach was great!I love the beach too!xx Speedy


    • Dash Kitten

      May 9, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Thank you Speedy. I greatly admire your beach adventures!


  10. Kamira Gayle

    May 9, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Aww looks so beautiful there. Mr. Dusty is definitely a little adventurer in his twilight years. Another one off the bucket list! Can’t wait to see his next adventure. 🙂


  11. Summer

    May 8, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Wow, what a cool adventure! I don’t know what I’d think of those waves, though!


  12. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    May 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Hey Dusty my pal. You are giving me and Mom L the best ever tour of your part of NZ


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