Monthly Archives: October 2016

AutoCentrics – Oiltrell, 106-30 Stafford Rd, Nepean ON K2H 8W1

I just returned from a trip to Europe expecting to sign a contract with the owner of Oiltrell in Bells Corners for a 1991 Mazda Miata, as per our verbal arrangement on the 27th of October. I was so excited … Continue reading

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Rarotonga Cook Islands

We arrived in Rarotonga, Cook Islands after a relatively short flight. Petrified Coral could be found anywhere on the beach, huge pieces of coral and shells are everywhere. Not many shorebirds but Wandering Tattlers were common Lovely Flowers… First day … Continue reading

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Auckland – Tiri Tiri Metangi Island

We arrive late to Auckland, during rush hour traffic, unlike most of New Zealand, Auckland traffic is quite similar to what we’re use to in North America….driving on the left didn’t help either. We checked into the Crowne Plaza for our two … Continue reading

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Waitamo – Glow Worms, Caves and Kiwi House

We left Rotorua easily and headed back west to Waitamo.  There are sections of caves that you can visit here.  Sue and I chose the Glowworm Cave and Aranui Cave.  Zoe went to all three Gloworm, Aranui and Ruakuri Caves. … Continue reading

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Wellington to Rotorua – Birds, Thermal Parks and Caves

We left Wellington knowing we’d be back there some day.  I could easily see, Sue and I, going there for a winter break.  Friendly people, scenery and climate. There were more dairy/cattle farms in the north but the variety of pasture … Continue reading

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Wellington – Zealandia

We headed out on the ferry from Picton, south Island to Wellington, North island on August 26.  The weather was not very good for viewing, foggy, rainy and windy, oh and did I mention cold…. I did see a few things … Continue reading

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Kaikoura – Albatross Encounters

Not much to say about this pelagic, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.  Before we left for our pelagic I finally got to see and touch my first little Brown Kiwi. Let the pelagic begin. Here’s one I’m not … Continue reading

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