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Author:  Fred [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Where your trusty admin is from (NZ scenery) No 56K (at all)

I thought I'd slap up some pics of the homeland so that if I have a fit of homesickness like last night in the supra thread, you can see why :-)

This is the north shore of central auckland :

The lake I used to swim in most summer days to wash grease/sweat off from working on my ute or skyline (Lake Pupuke) :

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Milford beach with Rangitoto in the background :

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Bare in mind that that is right in the middle of the dirtiest least nice part of the entire country. Most times I swam in the lake I was alone there.

TBC

Author:  Fred [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where your trusty admin is from (NZ scenery) No 56K (at all)

These ones are all from around the Coromandel peninsular a few hours north/east of Auckland

Back of Great Mercury Island :

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Front of Great Mercury Island :

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The boat :

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Coromandel :

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Cathedral Cove :

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TBC

Author:  Fred [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where your trusty admin is from (NZ scenery) No 56K (at all)

Fishing pics (all my best ones are on film, not disk) :

1998 boat trip I think, Mako Shark, and a Mokohinau island in the back ground :

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Squid, remora (sucker fish), crays, schnapper :

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A small striped marlin (90kg or so) :

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Eating it :

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That's all folks :-)

Hope you liked them.

Fred.

Author:  sry_not4sale [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where your trusty admin is from (NZ scenery) No 56K (at all)

As you know, I used to live in Taupo - the lake / mountains kick arse all year round.

Now I am in the Wairarapa, am an hours drive from my familys batch at cape paliser - so beautiful and remote for a place so close :D On a clear day you can see Kairoura

Author:  Fred [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where your trusty admin is from (NZ scenery) No 56K (at all)

Yeah, Taupo is a stunning spot :-)

Especially this bit :

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;-)

Last time we were down I stripped off (horrible though isn't it) and had a swim in the lake, after spending all day flat out in a helmet and overalls, it was VERY nice!

Fred.

Author:  sry_not4sale [ Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where your trusty admin is from (NZ scenery) No 56K (at all)

Yeah man. Or nothing like some beers on a summers arvo at the beach, just sit the swappa crate in the water to keep it cool :D

Author:  Fred [ Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where your trusty admin is from (NZ scenery) No 56K (at all)

"swap a crate" :-) very "when I was 5 years old dad used to drink those"

You can still get them in a few places in Auckland too, but no where near as common as they once were.

Fred.

Author:  sry_not4sale [ Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where your trusty admin is from (NZ scenery) No 56K (at all)

Well I am a dad :lol:

Swappas are easy to get around Taupo and wairarapa. Doesn't same much for those regions I guess lol

Author:  Fred [ Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where your trusty admin is from (NZ scenery) No 56K (at all)

LOL, the entire country has a fairly serious drinking culture/problem. Though, my sister tells me that she is put to shame by the pohms over here in london. She can out drink me 5:1. I just enjoy a good wine like the snob that I am :-)

That boat has a keg facility built in with a tap coming out of one of the ice boxs :-)

Author:  Jake Breyck [ Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where your trusty admin is from (NZ scenery) No 56K (at all)

Um can i come visit you? haha.

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