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Same Car - Different Beach  
   

Same Car - Different Beach

This is at Shipwreck Bay, near Ahipara. The car is a Fraser - first registered in 1991. It's powered by a 1600cc Toyota 4AGE engine and because of its light weight, it has startling acceleration. But the ground clearance means it has trouble getting over speed bumps and gravel roads can be a problem. It is fantastic fun to drive.
Tramping - The Five Passes

January 27th 2010
Feral Mike and The Beast of Burden are Back Gentle Readers, by the time you read this the solo bike ride will be about to resume. I fly from Auckland to Wellington tomorrow (Friday, 29 January 2010) to unshackle the Beast and free him from the dungeon where he has lain for the past few weeks. Together we take a ferry to Picton and the adventure resumes. In the meantime, here's a l ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » National Parks » Mt Aspiring National Park

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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