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Skateboard Heaven!  
   

Skateboard Heaven!

We'd approach from the right, coming downhill and swinging sharply at speed (right where the 10 kmh sign is now). Those who got it wrong ended up crashing into the stone wall on the left. We made our own skateboards. Usually, two boys would go halves in a pair of rollerskates and take one each, and fit it to any bit of old timber lying around the place. The steel-wheeled ones skates were particularly hard to control.
CYCLE TOUR - BACK AT SCHOOL

November 9th 2009
A man I could only assume was a teacher strode towards me purposefully. I'd barely got the bike on its stand and was lifting my camera to take a snap when he demanded to know what I was doing. For a moment I was 14-years-old again, and I felt a wave of resentment. Then I remembered my 59 years and as civilly as I could told him I was taking a picture, and let the words hang in the air for a few se ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whangarei

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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