My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby felixx » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:53 am

I have neglected this thread;
I have a couple of trips in the TD
I apologise for those of you who read my stories in my build thread.

I have a wee notebook I am using a a diary; I will copy the notes from that and then add some pictures (If any were taken)

3-4 Oct 2015
Location: Okains Bay, Banks Peninsula, NZ
https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Okains+Bay/@-43.7092676,172.9666905,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x6d33cdf24c967b83:0x500ef8684799810

the campground is this one:
http://www.okainsbaycamp.co.nz/

I stayed one night with my son and some friends.
Highlight of this (Besides being Alexander's first night) was the food:
Red deer back steaks slow cooked over charcoal
Kahawai cooked in wet newspaper over charcoal
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arripis_trutta
Soda Bread (in DO over coals)
Marinated pork strips (in DO over coals)

Breakfast was bacon and pancakes


9/10/15
Location: My yard
I did a back yard camp with my 2 year old

23/10/ 15
Location: Spencer Park Holiday Park
http://www.spencerbeachholidaypark.co.nz/

First night with both kids in the TD
I picked my son up from school and we were off.
Got to the site approx 3.45pm
We had sausages and bread for dinner and I made the kids popcorn in the DO over carcoal.
Kids slept well, it got to 8 dec C so was cosy at night
Breakfast was simple, bacon and pancakes

Took the kids to see the animal park and the beach

Positives all round
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures

Postby avlgeorge » Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:06 pm

thanks for sharing! my wife and I were there last year and LOVED New Zealand!
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby Sheddie » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:43 pm

:thumbsup: keep the trip reports going Glenn :thumbsup:
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby felixx » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:18 am

Hi Frank
there has been a few family commitments but I will get out and about again soon.

Oh btw if any of you international TD owners are in NZ, specifically canterbury,
I am happy to let you use my td for a few nights
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby lrrowe » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:40 am

I like your use of Google Maps. Gives a great feeling for the area you were in.
Great report.
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby felixx » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:51 am

Thanks mate
Places I hope to go this summer include:
Kaikoura
http://www.kaikoura.co.nz/
https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Kaikoura/@-42.4064446,172.5682144,8z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x6d3a203a34917c75:0x500ef8684799936

This is a spot I go spearfishing and catch NZ rock Lobster (Crayfish)
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NZ Abalone (Paua- Ponounced pah-wah)
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Gore Bay
http://www.gorebaycamp.co.nz/

And the Rakaia River Mouth
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Should be a good summer
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby felixx » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:52 pm

So I went to Motunau for new years eve
The focus was drinking and crayfish (NZ rock lobster) harvesting
I did both rather well and took no photos LOL
Anyway this wed night I took the kids to my sister's farm
I got some great photos of my setup but my 3 year old daughter is in them all sans clothing (She had been playing in the creek and decided to get changed) so I cannot post them.

I did take my lad hunting while my daughter played with her cousin and got a couple of hares a bunny and a possum

Pics to come

on the 22/24 Jan I am off to gore bay
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby felixx » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:33 am

Well long time no updates
I have been packing the TD and its all ready for the weekend
I am taking the wee man on a camping trip where I hope to teach him some hunting skills.
I have to cook a meal (it is a group trip)
I am making a game stew with
Red Deer
Chamois
Tahr
rabbit
Hare
Wild Pork Bacon

I hope to harvest some field mushrooms on the drive up to the site.

I will be adding dried beans and tomatoes from my garden and one of my friends home brewed stout

It should be good.

I have packed a camera so WILL post pics from this trip

:?
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby KCStudly » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:14 am

I'm looking forward to your trip report! :thumbsup:
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby felixx » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:39 am

So I packed up my TD
My destination is near the hawdon Shelter:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/42%C2%B059'17.2%22S+171%C2%B044'52.0%22E/@-42.988758,171.197217,9z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en-GB
And here it is parked beside my neighbour's caravan
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My young fella as we stopped to admire the beautiful weather we were heading into:
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When we entered that beautiful weather:
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Pudding the first night, I didnt realise how well equipped the lodge was, TD was superfluous but Felixx Jnr insisted we sleep in it; Good boy!
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The TD the next morning once the sun rose and the frost burnt off:
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If you look carefully, there is TD in this picture:
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Felixx Jnr Rabbit Hunting. The slug gun doesn't work, but he insists on taking it.
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My Rabbit, Hare, Tahr and chamois stew cooking in a DO on A Cast iron stove
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I put too much cream in, but hey it will simmer down
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Goose breasts
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Close up of the stove
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We went for a walk, what does he have in his pack?
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And back onto the ashphalt :(
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Mon May 23, 2016 2:17 am

so I have been a bit busy with other things
I am starting a little cottage industry called Heritage Outdoor Equipment

I will be making basic canvas bags and packs

I hope to do some leather knife sheaths etc as well

https://www.facebook.com/HeritageOutdoorEquipment/

And yes I can post to the USA


Anyway Like and Share please,,

I digress,,
No camping this month but July I have 2 trips
One is Listed on here as a potential meet

The other is with friends at Lake Lyndon
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Tue May 24, 2016 3:25 am

Here is the site we are camping in early July:
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It will not have all the 4WD vehicles in it.
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby slowcowboy » Tue May 24, 2016 8:05 pm

this is all In a couple of pacifice islands! amazing!!!!!!!! its just like being in wyoiming. I never been to new Zealand I didn't know they had moutains like we have!!!!!! wow! amazing photos guys! SLow
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby TheOtherSean » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:00 am

Wow! New Zealand looks so much like Middle Earth. :lol:
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:40 am

Went to Tekapo this weekend
http://www.tekapotourism.co.nz/

No teardrop

But fun was had

Pics to come if you want em
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