My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby KCStudly » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:14 am

We love pics. Especially NZ pics. :thumbsup:
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:53 am

So last weekend I got together with some mates and went here:
https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-43.2567232,172.4051189,12z

Bugger all there except a toilet and a tap

So we set up camp with our kids
Cooked a pig on the spit
Shot some cans
Set some possum traps
woke up to a frost. Here are some pics:

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wee piggie

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Night time fire.. it was getting chilly

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a wee frost

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Looking for bunnies

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the vent on my TD

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my son putting out the fire

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the way I like my kids at the end of an adventure

On friday we are off to Lake lyndon
https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Lake+Lyndon/@-43.3028934,171.6819125,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d2e6f8480bc7f7d:0x2a00ef86ab651e50!8m2!3d-43.2971772!4d171.7062103

forcast is for snow!

YAY!!
Hope to get a trout, some bunnies and maybe a deer!
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby KCStudly » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:57 am

Looks more like a heavy frost to me. How did your sleep? Any trouble keeping warm?

Just curious since I expect to have big overnight temperature swings in the mountains at Poet Creek, too.
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:28 am

Hey KCStudly
It was a -6degC frost
Dunno what that is in deg F

Anyway

We were snug. I have polysturene in my walls
and fiberglass bats in my ceiling

Both windows were open and there was minimal condensation

I am excited to see how we go in the snow
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby KCStudly » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:33 am

That's 21.2 deg F, so not only freezing, but pretty cold. Glad you were snug. :thumbsup:
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:47 am

Teardrop packed.
All I need to do is add fishing rods
Beer and guns.

Not to be used in that order. ..

Felixx junior is more excited than me
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:19 pm

So a couple of weekends ago I took my boy up to lake lyndon.
Lake Lyndon is a large Tarn/ Small Lake on the way to Arthur's Pass in the Southern Alps.

It is currently very low due to the droughts we are experiencing

When we arrived it was blowing a moderate NW wind which built to gale force gusts. (The solar panel was blown off my roof)
Over Night the wind was that strong the teardrop shifted slightly!

It was snug inside.

Inbetween gusts wee man and I looked for a bunny, it was too windy to fish

On Saturday Morn we woke to a nice calm morning, so went for a walk and shot a duck
(Entree for my friends that night)
We also set a dozen possum traps

We went fishing then the southerly hit.
Gale force, freezing wind

Woke up to sleet and a small amount of snow

Took the wee fella out and checked the traps.
Caught 1 possum which we plucked for his pocket money

We packed up, and went to the bealey hotel for lunch
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We were the only people there

Then drove home to stop in the snow for a bit

Here are some pictures, sorry I forget to take photos..
http://s413.photobucket.com/user/glenndscott/slideshow/Lyndon%202016
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby KCStudly » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:52 pm

These are the days... These are the days that your boy will never forget. He will always love you and be grateful for the time that you are spending with him right now. Good parenting. I applaud you. :applause:
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:28 pm

Well friday was a nice day, so I left work early and took the kids to Spencer Park, A camp ground 15 min from home.

http://www.spencerbeachholidaypark.co.nz/

We had a nice time with Sausages for tea, Marshmallows roasted over coals

Fed some random third kid

Played on some logs

Flew a kite

Came home Sat morning and did the gardening etc

I love Spring


Here are some pics

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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby KCStudly » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:35 am

Lemon & Paeroa!!! That brings back some memories!

Always good to see someone getting out there and using their TD. :thumbsup:
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:00 pm

Thanks mate
Taking em to okains bay on banks peninsula next weekend.
Banks peninsula is the bump sticking out of the right hand side of the south island.
I will add maps etc when I get to the office.
Currently tripping on my phone
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:11 pm

So next weekend I am taking the kids to Okains Bay
We will stay at this camp ground:
http://www.okainsbaycamp.co.nz/

There are about 10 dads and 25 kids going, so it should be fun.
Only 1 TD though :(
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:24 am

So I bundled the kids
The fishing rods, the .22, the flounder spear, snorkelling gear etc into the outlander and we were off:
Weather was good
We caught some fish, played on the beach, set a net, gathered some tuatua (clam things) and crabs

Here are the pics
Feel free to ask questions

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get me out of the car!!

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setting up camp

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bring home some tuatuas, cockles and mussels

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cooking em up

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Are they ready

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Alexander's shellfish he gathered himself

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Eating the crabs

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returning the Kahawai frame to the ocean

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your's truly

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box of Do-bros dead.. bed time
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby KCStudly » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:41 am

Ah, DB Double Browns. My favorite NZ beer. One very memorable thing from when I was in NZ was when a chap offered me one from his cooler at the NZ Grand Prix. We were sitting out on a grassy hill in the sun watching a little turbo charged Escort beat up on most all of the other "big" cars and the beer was so cold it had ice flakes in it. So sweet! (I've probably told this story before, but it is something that will probably stay with me forever!)
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Re: My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:12 pm

Haha I have never heard anyone call a do bro their fave beer! !
L&P and do bro recognition..
You did well!

When were you here?

Where did you visit?
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