The Thread about Nothing....

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Hitchy, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. EoinC2

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    Peep’s of KL...
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    Sigh.... your pics make me restless Eoin, as I sit here like an office zombie.

    Double sigh....
     
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    How did the clean-up go, Paul? Are things back to some kind of normal?
     
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    Some pics I took last weekend at a cousins get together. Not as good as Eoin's efforts. This piece of coast between Auckland and Whangarei is the highlights of my childhood wrapped in sand and rocks.

    The last is my new roadie, the tree showing in the corner of the photo is one I spent many hours climbing as a youngster, the rocks a favourite fishing spot. My Granny lived at this beach. One of my cousins now owns the old property. We cousins spent most school holidays exploring this idyllic spot

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    Not yet. But that's my fault. A lot of the stuff that got wet included all the books and music gear I hadn't unpacked since MyBride and I moved to Scone. I'm going to use the opportunity to arrange the bookshelves in my studio and get everything organised and properly unpacked.

    It's very kind of you to ask. First world problem really... what a whinger I am.

    Hey - that pic of the v-twin... that looks a lot like my brother's Norton Commando... do you know/remember what engine that started out as?
     
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    Hey Ma... have you read Unnatural Causes by Dr Richard Shepherd? I've just finished listening to him read the book (it's always a treat to have the author read their own work).

    I loved every sentence of it.
     
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    Nice spot vette. The bike looks good too. I said the off the rack bikes look better than the team bikes
     
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    No, I haven't read it yet - it's in my pile of "books to read when I have time". Maybe I should get the recorded version and listen to it in the car. After all I spend 2 hours each day Monday to Friday travelling to and from work.
     
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    Speaking of beaches, I went to woodside on the 90 mile beach about a month ago. Hot night, had the young bloke, so we jumped in the car. ,45 mins from my joint but you have to drive over a mountain to get there.

    Nice beach, but FUCK IT IS ROUGH. It was like swimming in a washing machine. It was a still arvo and the ocean is calmest around this time of year too. There was one woman maybe late thirties swimming with her teen son. The other people on the beach were paddling or fishing. Waves were irregular and would smack you in the face. Lots of gutters and rips.

    Spoke to a bloke who said it was as calm as woodside gets. Even Venus bay or kilcunda aren't that bad, although kikcundas undertow is incredible. At least the waves come in sets there.
     
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    Yeah Vette. And Eoin. New Zealand is so beautiful. I did lots of work over there for New Zealand Cement once upon a time. Out of Christchurch and Greymouth... had to drive over Arthur's Pass several times - what a breathtaking work commute. Stunning. And out of New Plymouth for a fertilizer company... can't remember the name. It was right under Mount Egmont (what's its proper native name these days?). Even stayed on the mountain one time above the snow line - another awsome work stay.

    Love your new rocket Vette.
     
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    We used to go for holidays at Woodside. My mum's best friend - our 'honorary auntie' - lived at Yarram, so we visited her a lot too.

    That was in the days when you spent every minute of daylight in the sun and you'd come home with blisters and your whole back would peal and drive you insane with the itching.

    The 90 mile beach is wild and beautiful and still makes you believe there's parts of the world that aren't farked by humankind.
     
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    That would be the go Ma. He has a nice soothing, mellifluous voice, so he's easy to listen to. Just don't get spellbound and fall asleep at the wheel Ma!

    Wow - what a revelation his experiences are. Hearing the inside story of events like London train disasters and bombings, the Lockerby air disaster, Dodi and Diana's crash; even 9/11. Fascinating (though awfully tragic).
     
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    Good to see you treating the problem as an opportunity, Paul.
    The V-twin is 2 Weslake 500 Speedway cylinders cobbled together into a 1000cc monster
    https://www.superbikeplanet.com/weslake-v-twin/
     
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    I remember those days well, in particular one Christmas spent getting totally fried at a beach with a friend’s family, and ending with blisters up to tennis ball size. To take the heat out (ie save on a trip to the hospital), my Mum put cabbage leaves on my back, which was not the most joyous of experiences, but obeyed some non-medical theory. I suspect our generation will have consequences for our ignorance further down the track.
     
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    These are grouse, ‘Vette. The rocks are very NZ. Post more!
     
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