Oct 20, 2014

Logging Trucks Circa Late '60s/70s

I found this old photo on the wall of  Tokoroa cafe. Taken at the Kinleith Tokoroa Pulp & Paper mill (maybe the saw mill) Things have changed!

Oct 19, 2014

Pied Shag

This is the common large black and white shag. But this is a subspecies that is unique to NZ owing to the different head pattern and yellow (not orange) markings.
 Flight sequence

British Fish & Chips

 At Mt Maunganui

Oct 18, 2014

This Is Why I love The Mount

These were taken over half an hour on one visit.
Waka launch
Southern Rose being rescued
You can walk up Mauao
Check out the boats in Pilot Bay
And the people braving the spring water...cold!
See the surf club kids training
 Visit the sad site of remembrance  for the young boy who was lost to the waves two weeks back.
More Southern Rose rescue
Spend some time with your best mate
 Just take in all the things going on out and about

Oct 17, 2014


Shaun (left) and Paul hooking up in Sydney at this very moment.
Nine years earlier in Tauranga (Shaun far right Paul far left.

Oct 13, 2014

New Lilly

100kph Wind Gusts

Last weeks high winds nearly got right inside our lounge when a large fond from the palm tree out front smashed into the window. Duct taping in high winds is something to experience especially when you are being pelted with flying debris. 

And this boat ashore in Pilot Bay