About

G’day! You’re probably assuming the Platypus Man is an Australian, in which case you’ve been had! “Platypus” is a mischievous red herring on my part, although “man” is accurate. My other half, Mrs P, reckons “grumpy old man” would be even more accurate, and who am I to argue?

The story of why I blog under the name of Platypus Man is told here.

This blog is the story of a 46 day road trip to New Zealand in October and November 2019. It is the fourth, and probably my final, road trip blog. The others were about Tasmania (2016), Newfoundland (2017) and parts of western USA, primarily Yellowstone (2018).

My current project is “Now I’m 64“, a weekly blog claiming to cover life, the universe and everything. However the main focus is on UK travel and wildlife, along with bits of history, social commentary and moans about the injustice of aging.  I can guarantee a few laughs, and also the occasional rant.  Some of it’s even quite well written!

You can view Now I’m 64 by clicking here.