One of the coolest things about camping is arriving somewhere at dusk and then waking up the next morning to see this from your bed.

We jumped up and ran into the ocean for our pre-breakfast swim. We then realised just how much freezinger the water was once you got outside of the Bay of Plenty and headed south.

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My favourite photo from our December camping trip.

I’m not even kidding, there wasn’t a public toilet for miles.

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More from our December trip…

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At the start of December four of us went camping around the East Cape for 11 days.

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Beach pole football, when we were in Whangarei a couple of weeks back.

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October 27th, 2010holiday weekend

Sandy Bay.

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April 12th, 2010Easter Monday

On Easter Monday we took a trip down the coast. We picnicked, walked, explored beaches, and swam at a secluded bay.

Near Maketu.

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March 15th, 2010Waipu Cove

Saturday morning, about 15 minutes from where we stayed.

December 11th, 2009the big move east

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been working with Darcy moving beehives. I’ve been driving to various sites around the country while he slept after beeing up all night. I’ve driven further than ever before.

Yesterday four of us took two utes and moved the Your Pure Honey beehives out to their location at Hicks Bay.

Basically there is four hours of gorgeous beaches and coast out your window, getting more and more deserted as you go along.

Below is a copy of a post from one of the clients websites…

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October 26th, 2009sand ball

It’s been a long winter.

But the first proper day on the beach was fantastic.

Bright sunshine, a picnic, and hours of volleyball. (happy)

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July 23rd, 2009Bucklands Beach

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Abbie and Michaela.

Last week we got together with the Griffiths. We decided to meet halfway between our homes. Unfortunately half way is Auckland.

Auckland was rainy, windy, had crazy green keepers, cold, and the cliffs were made out of sandstone which breaks off when you reach for a grip (unlike the excellent rock climbing offered at either end of our harbour).

We had a lovely time of fellowship. I couldn’t find many photos, so you’ll have to make do with these lovely faces.

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June 22nd, 2009winter Saturday

The weather still continues charming.

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On Saturday we went round the Mount (well us guys did an original route over/around). The we had a picnic at the base.

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June 2nd, 2009winter begins

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Monday was a holiday, and the first day of winter. We headed south on a beach crawl. The weather was awesome.

This photo was on the headland at Whakatane, looking south along Ohope and on to Opotiki.

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April 8th, 2009dual desktop

Here’s a montage I made yesterday for my dual monitors. (Hadn’t changed the wallpaper since last April).

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What do you reckon?

The family likes the water side, but not the people side.  (Bigger versions below.)

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March 28th, 2009world’s best beach

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New Chums Beach is rated in the top 20 beaches in the world (by the Observer in 2006). I believe them.

On Thursday we picked up some Menzies and drove an hour north from Whitianga to the starting point. From there you cross a ‘lagoon’ (which was hardly there at low tide) and walk about 20 mins to New Chums.

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March 23rd, 2009up and down

Crazy people I live with.

This is what Zac does at the beach.. .

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This is what Micky does.. .

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