Monthly Archives: October 2013

Broken Hills Doc Camp

Stopped at Broken Hills Doc camp which lies alongside the Tairua River. Up a very narrow valley and is the site of an old mining town and is presently uninhabited. Not a lot of room on the valley floor, which … Continue reading

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Stoney Bay

Left Fletcher’s Bay and drove down to Colville to get some more diesel and avocados. Then went across the peninsular and drove up through Port Charles to Stoney Bay. It is a very windy road but quite enjoyable to drive … Continue reading

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Goats in precarious positions

If only my balance and lack of fear were as good as this. Could certainly use it walking on some of the tracks I go on. Originals here

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Walk from Fletcher’s Bay to Poley Bay

Poley Bay is roughly half way to Stoney Bay, which is 10 kilometers away in a straight line but about three hours drive away by road as one has to go back top Colville and cross the peninsular and drive … Continue reading

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Into Fletcher’s Bay

Drove from Port Jackson into Fletcher’s Bay at the very top of the Coromandel Peninsular. Had heard that there was a ford that was difficult to get across due to steepness of the approaches but it was no problem at … Continue reading

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A & G Price, Thames

Found these guys lying in a yard in Thames, past their use-by date. A & G Price have many large sheds that would have been needed for all their engineering work in the past, but much less so these days.

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Kauaeranga Park

Up Kauaeranga Valley behind Thames. Road in was good and relatively short. Only about thirteen kilometers. Was a stormy day but relatively sheltered up in the valley and I chose a sheltered spot to park. There were about five camps … Continue reading

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Wenderholm

Went to Te Arai Point after leaving Uretiti doc camp. Place was full of drunken hoons who had set up tents in the parking area and were already well underway with music and grog. Thought I might as well press … Continue reading

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Uretiti finds

Walking on beach made two finds today: first was large shell about 200 mm long, biggest I have seen here. Really like the second find, thought it looked like a prehistoric bird but much more likely part of a schnapper … Continue reading

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Waipu Caves

Left Whangarei and stayed at Uretiti Doc Camp for a few days as I started south for the summer. About 13 k’s away are the Waipu Caves, so went and had a look with Steve and Patricia. This shot from … Continue reading

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