Yesterday, I had another go at my 12 v diesel generator, trying to find out where it leaks diesel. As mentioned in a previous post, it leaks more than it combusts. Diesel costs 2.10 NZD and petrol 2.86 NZD if I drive to the gas station in Claris. Here in Tryphena, it is more pricy, add another 20%. It was windy, with the odd shower but I thought I can find and fix the problem without dismounting the engine from the board it is bolted to. Quite interesting, so far I have experienced often enough first hand that the so-called ‘easy way’ yields frustration and requires more time than the proper way. Continue reading Hiking in the Backyard
Today, I officially registered for the Wharf to Wharf Marathon which is an annual event on Great Barrier Island and I believe on Waiheke Island as well. It takes place on the 15th of October and you have the options of walking, running or pedaling a full or half-marathon. The rugged terrain of GBI ensures that no matter how you chose to participate, you will be challenged. I’m doing the full marathon on the mountain bike and like to send a shout out to thank Barry The Legend Smith for sponsoring me. Continue reading Wharf to Wharf Marathon – From Port FitzRoy to Tryphena – Sponsored by Barry The Legend Smith
I drove down Cape Barrier road looking for a notorious LBG (Land Based Game-Fishing) spot. The road ends at marker number 7 (see Google Maps figure at the bottom of the post) and it is a short stroll from there down to Johnson’s Bay (marker 2).
I went to Medland’s Beach on Friday and hiked around the area, looking for a ledge. Went up to the ridge (see picture), saw some mean ones on the other side, but had no access to them. Besides the swell was quite rough. The swell turned out to be a problem all day… Continue reading 2 Days Fishing