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Photovan does wet weather ![ and hot water beach]

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by Desmond, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Today I started my journey to the East coast of the North island [ New Zealand ] . The weather is miserable but I'm on leave so I'm going to enjoy it :rolleyes: 

    I had intended staying at Mount Maunganui but all the people there gave me claustrophobia so I headed north and was going to Bowentown but took a [good] wrong turn and ended up at the Athenree hot pools and campsite where I am now [ in the kitchen mind you ] .

    This is the best I could do in the conditions between rain showers and a dip in the hot pools ....

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    And hopefully this short amateurish video clip taken on the D90 gives an idea of what the weather is like here . It starts off looking across at Bownetown and ends up looking at the camping grounds ..


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  2. IanT

    IanT

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    May 14, 2008
    London UK
    Weather looks dreadful, place looks great - Have FUN!
     
  3. Just finished watching a movie on the laptop - time to get some sleep for tomorrow ..
     
  4. It does look great. I hope the weather gets a little better. I look forward to seeing more of your photos.

    Mike
     
  5. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Good luck with the weather!
     
  6. Sunday morning and the weather is still awful - supposedly clearing up by Tuesday .
    I'll do some more touring today and if I get home by Monday I may start preparing for a trip into the snow .
     
  7. Thanks for sending your dull weather down here Desmond!!!:mad: :mad: 
    Well I guess a little cloud after 8 days of spring sunshine ain't so bad. Where are you heading?
     
  8. Most of the weather is still here but I had a 'window' of sunshine for my walk down to Cathedral cove .
    I'm going to post a bunch of pictures and add most of the text later - wirless internet is costing me $10 an hour at this campsite at hot water beach !
     
  9. Since this connection is costing so much I'll post some quick pictures and explain myself later !

    Somewhere near 'hot water beach'

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  11. Fuel stop - I spoke to the owner of that other van , he's in the country for 6 months and has done a tacky mod on the inside of his van - nowhere near as 'professional' as the photovan :eek: :rolleyes: 

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  12. I haven't a clue what it's about - it was in a shop window


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  13. I liked this little town I went through ...

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  14. Somewhere over there ...............

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  15. which is where I had lunch

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  16. This sign made me wonder exactly how long my van was !

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    good thing the GPS told me the road had ended ....

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    and the view .....

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  17. Looking back at Hahei[?]

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  18. I enjoyed cathedral cove - a 30 minute walk from the car park ...

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