Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ramp Road

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Heading North Again

Looking north to Kaiaua from Ray’s Rest on a windy day. Woke up in Paeroa in the yard outside the Truck and Engineering workshop expecting my replacement water pump to arrive at 8:30. No such luck, it was sent to … Continue reading

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Paeroa Rail Trail

While waiting for my new water pump to arrive for the Nissan, went for a ride on the Paeroa part of the Hauraki Rail Trail which utilizes the old railway line that runs from Paeroa to Waikino. Light at the … Continue reading

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Paeroa continued …..

The part arrived, they took out the old part and it looked the same, but alas and alack it fidn’t dit. have to wait until tomorrow for another part to arrive and hopefully “this will be the right one, this … Continue reading

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Paeroa

Currently holed up at the RV center in Paeroa. My trusty bus developed a rattle on the way up from Taupo and with Lynn’s help have discovered that my water Pump bearing has totally crapped out and sounds like a … Continue reading

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Ken

Met Ken at the Clement’s Mill Campsite, He has been coming here since he was 12 in the early 1950’s. He is from Tokoroa and has already spent 110 days up there this year. A bit of a hunting type … Continue reading

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Kaimanawas

Came in off State Highway 5 on the way to Napier. Thought there was a DOC camp at the start of the track into the Kaimanawas, but there was only a very small parking area. So took my heart into … Continue reading

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Taupo

Was a sullen day in Taupo, not at its warm friendly best. Stayed at the Ferry Landing overnight spot on the lakefront. Good view, thank you Taupo District Council. Plenty of people there and no one asked for my self … Continue reading

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Lake Rerewhakaaitu

About 35 minutes south of Rotorua on the road to Murapara. Only one other van here, extremely hot sun and no wind. Heaven after yesterday. Went for a bike into the forest at the end of the road later in … Continue reading

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Spring in Vegas

Except that someone forgot to tell them. Strong and cold westerly winds that kept the streets clear of people, the water full of white horses, everyone well wrapped up and the geese turned their backs on me.

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