Sunday, 20 January 2008

Today saw the arrival of the A1 GP entourage into the often quiet town of Taupo. The closest thing NZ will get to Formula 1 and these things are quite the spectacle. Never mind the bleeding ears from the screaming motors, Johnnie Reid, came in first in the sprint and fourth in the main event later in the day.

Now playing: Quincy Conserve - Aire Of Good Feeling (Kiwi 60's goodness)

Friday, 18 January 2008

Saturday, 12 January 2008

A second visit to the gannet colony on the tip of Cape Kidnappers was a must as the first journey via the overland farm track was before the young chicks were born. This jaunt was taken via the gargantuan cliffs that rise up to 800ft above the beach. Truly, the most spectacular vertical landforms I've encountered in New Zealand. The gannets again were masters in the sky and the waiting balls of cotton wool perched on the precipices and rocky outcrops were intriguing to sight and inquisitively alert, for shortly they would be taking the leap of faith and hoping their outstretched wings would firstly save them from the fall and secondly get them to Australia. Sadly, 70 - 80% never make the return journey home to foster their young. A must visit.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Kai Iwi Lakes, Northland. Primo!

Friday, 4 January 2008

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Primo weather, beautiful blue water, the Summer is unleashing itself upon us with full vigor. Hooray. The day and tide saw the prime opportunity to launch the fizz boat and skate across the harbour to Saddle Island, that covers the entry to the Mahurangi. The marine vehicles were abundant with many towing skiers, sea biscuits and the like, criss crossing each others paths and creating a many happy face. C'mon 2008!!!

Now playing: The Chemical Brothers - The Salmon Dance (Hervé Remix)

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Welcome 2008, the year of cheeky!