Monthly Archives: November 2013

Lake Wairarapa.

Left Featherston and went to Lake Wairarapa to do a bit of freedom camping. Was a drizzly day with low cloud. Most of the hills were hidden. It has a flat and desolate looking surroundings. Absolutely no wind at the … Continue reading

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Clifton Beach

Been staying at Clifton Beach Reserve between Napier and Hastings, could not get closer to the water. Two storey luxury at Te Awanga, a couple of k’s down the beach. At the end of the road is the Clifton Station … Continue reading

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Alaskan Short takeoff planes

Have always wanted on of these Alaskan short-takeoff planes after watching a documentary on TV once. Here is a plane landing and taking off in 20 feet. And even more impressive landing on a sandbar. and landing on the side … Continue reading

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The Gentle Annie, Kuripapango DOC Camp and the Kaweka Ranges

Left the Kaimanawas and decided to do the Gentle Annie through to Napier. Both the start and end of this road from Tahape to the Hawke’s Bay are rolling to steep farmland. The bit in the middle climbs over the … Continue reading

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Rotorua and Lake Okareka

Obligatory Rotorua shot. Stayed a couple more nights at Okareka. Campsite was pretty full, lots of small vans. Waited for Colleen and Arthur (Sister and Brother-in-law) to arrive. Shot of early morning at lake. Moved south to the Kaimanawas, the … Continue reading

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Rotovegas

Good weather but a rather strong Southerly with a decided nip in it. Spent some time at the bottom of Fenton Street and found this loverly beach 150 meters away from the city. Spent night at a Doc camp at … Continue reading

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Bus Plumbing

Stayed at McClaren Falls out of Tauranga with Lynn and Viv. About 140 hectares of council park all planted up with lots of camping areas around the lakes. Only 10 ks out of Tauranga. with encouragement from Lynn decided to … Continue reading

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South from Broken Hills

First stop was Wentworth Falls Doc camp. It had hot showers, built around the 1920s I think. $2 for five minutes which starts when you are outside putting your money in the meter. Pays to be organized. Then stayed a … Continue reading

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