After spending hours in a tour vehicle, or wandering through a museum, market or garden, that all-important stop to take care of bodily needs is essential.
When traveling with a wheelchair, knowing where to find an accessible “Restroom / WC / Toilette” is even more important.
Of course, accessibility is sometimes broadly defined, as wheelchair-user Mark Wilson cleverly notes in this post “The Disabled or Wheelchair Accessible Loo.”
Today I’ll leave the humorous writing to Mark, and I will share few “potty photos” taken during my recent trip to New Zealand.
Sometimes the restrooms were delightfully artistic!
I was delighted to see that wheelchair users were welcome on the Hole-in-the-Rock cruise.
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds had a very modern facility.
Children, or road-weary travelers, know where to go!
Sometimes the facilities were spacious and blended well with the surroundings …
… and sometimes not!
Some were small and utilitarian …
… while others were spacious and comfortable.
None of our accommodations were meant to be wheelchair-accessible, and the bathrooms varied greatly.
Fortunately, the only chamber pots we encountered were those on exhibit at the historic houses we visited. Thank goodness!
As you can tell this post is meant to be lighthearted as well as informative, because having a sense of humor is essential when traveling!
5 replies on “Necessary Places”
My group’s hunting and fishing camp, located in the middle of the George Washington National Forest, has an outdoor privy. But it is a special privy . . . a two seater with an electric light bulb overhead. It has accommodated many of us with disabilities.
That made me laugh, Ted! (Does it also have a bug zapper?!)
So artistic! Can I resist saying p*** artists? Clearly not.
That’s funny, Huw!
Great photos. Thanks for sharing since I did not see several of these.