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Yearly Archives: 2013

Camping on Urupukapuka Island

Highlights of our four day camping adventure on Urupukapuka Island: Seeing dolphins, orcas, sting rays in Urupukapuka Bay.  Kai now asks what’s in the water before he goes in.  Fair enough, I guess. Eating a crazy seafood banquet thanks to Rachel and Shonty’s friends.  It included red snapper, kingfish, crayfish (that big lobster-like thing that […]

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Matauri Bay

Yesterday our beach adventure to Oke Bay was cut short when the shoeless wonder (my nephew Vinnie) almost ripped off his big toe nail on a boogie board. I should point out that shoes wouldn’t have saved him in this situation. Today, after an almost full recovery (toe nail dangling precariously), we hit the beach […]

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Pirate adventures

For an adventure on my birthday, I took Kai and my two nephews on a pirating adventure — at least that’s how I sold it.  We walked from Haruru Falls (where Rachel and Shonty live) to Paihia on the Waitangi Track, a 6-kilometre trail through a mangrove swamp and forests.  My tough little nephew Vinnie […]

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