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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March 16th, 2010Collecting Honey

Here’s a copy of a post about our final honey trip.

You will note that the normally pitiful smoker was working in all it’s glory when Zac came with us.

On the way down to collect your honey we stopped at this lookout. In the background you can see the big active volcanoes in the center of the North Island. It’s the end of summer, so just about all the snow has melted.

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March 15th, 2010luxury beekeeping

Last week was my final beekeeping trip.

Darcy and Dave being fancy as they drink coke. Zac 30 seconds after they told him he could have a fire.

December 29th, 2009a long night

At dusk on Christmas day I was on the trampoline (always a good idea after a huge feast) with Jesse, and we got talking about how the VWs used to sleep on the trampoline at New Years. Jess thought this was a fantastic idea.

I was wishing I hadn’t done it, but afterwards Jesse said it was epic, awesome and lovely. (Of course he slept most the night and napped on the sofa in the arvo as people were arriving for the party.)

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December 18th, 2009camp wop wops

View from my tent on Wednesday evening, after working all day.

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