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Stewart Island Air Transport

Stewart Island Air Transport

When I first shifted to Stewart Island in 1969 ZK-AVM was on service between Invercargill and Halfmoon Bay, as well as almost anywhere around the Fiordland and Stewart Island Coasts, and onto any inland body of water big enough.

Summer has Arrived

Summer has Arrived

Summer Has Arrived, Sails Ashore, Stewart Island. and with summer I look forward to the more orchids appearing, both on Ulva, in our garden and around the road sides. But this year the various “Spider” have been a big disappointment.

Where did Winter Go

Where did Winter Go

Where Did Winter Go And Spring for that matter ….. Normally winter is when Iris and I decompress after a busy season,  catch up on the chores that need doing and prepare for the coming season. We can enjoy a “lie in” and if we feel like kicking back...
Chathams Holiday Day 5

Chathams Holiday Day 5

Our last day on Pitt. But Brent had a full days exploration set up for us, and after breakfast we climbed aboard his Polaris. This little 5 seater 4 wheel drive ATV is touted as a “go anywhere”, and it did.

Chathams Holiday Day 4

Chathams Holiday Day 4

Our 4th Days Exploration.
Today was “The Biggie” at least as far as I was concerned, although I didn’t discover this until later. After a great breakfast at Flower Pot Bay Lodge we set off in Brent and Bernies 4WD to our first stop, the Ellen Elizabeth Preece Conservation Covenant reserve which we walked through.

Chathams Holiday Day 3

Chathams Holiday Day 3

Chatham Islands Holiday Some 500 miles to the east of New Zealand lie the Chatham Islands. Iris & I have always wanted to visit and this year we’ve managed to spend a week there. So this is the 3rd day of our visit       The pins and text to the right...
Chathams Holiday Day 2

Chathams Holiday Day 2

Chatham Islands Holiday Some 500 miles to the east of New Zealand lie the Chatham Islands. Iris & I have always wanted to visit and this year we’ve managed to spend a week there. So this is the second post in the series           Our 2nd Day  September 27th,...
Chatham Islands A Busmans Holiday

Chatham Islands A Busmans Holiday

Chatham Islands Holiday Some 500 miles to the east of New Zealand lie the Chatham Islands. Iris & I have always wanted to visit and this year we’ve managed to spend a week there. So this and the next 6 posts will be a daily resume of what we saw and did each...