Monthly Archives: November 2012

Angry Hobbit escapes

Another point of view on the Premier of the new Hobbit movie: “Of course, it’s possible that some of the “hobbits” in the crowd weren’t actually wearing fancy dress at all. Pale skin, hairy feet and short stature are fairly … Continue reading

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Wellington

Now thats what I call infill housing. Says it all. A few bumps in the road

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Friendly whales

You have to watch this young girl get a bit worried about a monstrous whale

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Yippee!

Coastal Forecast: Cook Issued by MetService at: 4:04am Friday 30 Nov 2012 Valid to: Midnight Friday 30 Nov 2012 Forecast: *** GALE WARNING IN FORCE *** Southerly 35 knots easing to 25 knots this afternoon. Very rough sea easing. Southerly … Continue reading

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Flying fish

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A grey afternoon in wellington

Sitting on the water front in Oriental Bay, just escaped from the car park at Te Papa where I went so I could park up and see some of the city. Drove in thinking there would be some easy parking, … Continue reading

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Birds feeding in the evening surf

The birds liked these breaking waves and seemed to be picking something out of the spray, otherwise they left it alone. Walked to the seal haul-out area this morning (9 kms return.) They don’t tell you at the start of … Continue reading

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Arriving in Wellington

Had to go to Petone so followed my GPS and it sent me over the Paekakariki Hill. It may have been shorter in a straight line but was certainly slower – very windy and steep in parts. Got there eventually … Continue reading

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Towards Wellington

Tuesday morning set off from Taupo and drove along Desert Road to the entrance to the Turakino ski field, one of my favorite places to stop. Had lunch (rye bread sandwich with peanut butter, tomato and Picadilli sauce) with a … Continue reading

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Auckland

Spent Sunday night in Auckland at Viv and Lynn’s place at Buckland’s Beach. Monday we decided to fit an insect/fly screen to the bus as I was going to spend a bit to time on the West Coast, Golden Bay … Continue reading

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