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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby felixx » Sun May 01, 2016 8:05 am

Come to chch
I got 126lb of bait last season

We even share it with the cat

1 lb of bait, 1 egg per person :twisted:
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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby Sheddie » Fri May 26, 2017 4:31 am

It has been so long since I have spent much time on the forum that I didn't realize how far behind I was with our travel reports. We have had a rather busy time over the last year or so, too many other distractions and unfortunately not a lot of camping time. I finally got around to getting the photos of the Taranaki trip off the camera only a few days ago.
I must also apologies to the people who I had not replied to in the last few replies.
KCStudly wrote:Sounds like fun, and boy howdy that's a nice portion of avocado on that salad! :thumbsup:
through summer it is salads most nights and we usually split half an avocado.
dales133 wrote:They were $6.00 each at the supermarket yesterday!

Usually we get them at the road side stands for a doller or two, or maybe three at the supermarket.
albion2 wrote:Wow fantastic seeing all those old British cars.My brother worked on the dies that made the Ford Capri and Classics at Dagenham. It's a shame so many British car companies went under. Nice to see some Chryslers as well. My brother and I both worked at the Swindon plant that made bodies for Austin, Morris Farina body styles and Triumph 2000 MG Jaguar etc We both retired from Chrysler in the USA.

We enjoy our older cars and it is quite amazing how many large and small collections there are scattered around NZ.
felixx wrote:Come to chch
I got 126lb of bait last season

We even share it with the cat

1 lb of bait, 1 egg per person :twisted:

:FNP :thumbsup: yum. We used to get them when we were camping on the boat in the Bay of Islands and Whangaroa.
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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby dales133 » Fri May 26, 2017 4:37 am

Whangaroa. Probably my fav place ever

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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby Sheddie » Fri May 26, 2017 9:41 am

Anywhere on Northlands east coast in a boat has to be heaven :)
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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby Sheddie » Fri May 26, 2017 5:52 pm

Before I got interupted by work related things I had started to fill you in on our trip to Taranaki for the Ford Capri Car Club Summer Camp February 2016.
Taranaki (or "The Naki" as it is commonly referred to) is the big sticky out bit on the North Islands west coast, the centre of this is the volcanic Mount Egmont/Taranaki.
It is an area that we have not been to very much, so we were looking forward to the trip.
I had knocked off work early so that we could head off on the Thursday late afternoon. We stopped off at Albany to drop the dogs off with their grandparents, then headed on to Hamilton for an overnight at the camp there.
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The idea for Friday morning was, going back to the Hamilton gardens to look through the parts we had not seen when we were there at christmas. Unfortunately rain was on its way, so we packed up camp and headed on south.
We stopped at Te Awamutu to meet up with some of the others and travel down in convoy. We waited there for quite a while and then received a message that one of the cars had broken down and they would all be running late, so we headed on to arrive to the camp and get ourselves set up before the rain front got that far south.
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Part of the trip is over Mount Messenger, a tight and twisty road with a lot of the corners having recommend speed signs at 25 kilometers per hour.
The scenery through here is beautiful with lots of native bush. The government is looking at bypassing this part of state highway 3 to take the road away from the little single lane tunnel (above) which restricts some load sizes, and also avoid the climb over Mt Messenger (below). This may be the last time we get to follow this route.
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We found our way to the camp and got our selves set up before the rain arrived, fortunately that wasn't until later in the evening.
The camp is called Vertical Horizons and is in the hills out the back of Inglewood.
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The rest of the club were staying in the bunk rooms and it sounds like it was just as well we took our own comfortable bed with us.
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