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Ferry Landing, Whitianga, New Zealand - 23rd November 1992

Nosher and The Old Chap reach New Zealand, via Fiji, and the relatives of Ferry Landing in the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand. There are visits to the local beaches, trips on the ferry to nearby Whitianga, a spot of fishing, visiting Cousin Steve's shop (Ferry Landing Stores) and listening to Mercury Bay FM ('The Greatest Little Station in the Nation') in the motel (owned by Dad's brother Clive and his wife Margaret). There's also a chance to test out a theory that in the Southern Hemisphere the room spins round the other way when completely wrecked. Sadly, it doesn't seem to, as the Coriolis effect does not seem to impact upon beer-induced spinning.

next album: A Road-trip Through Rotorua to Palmerston, New Zealand - 27th November 1992
previous album: A 747 Cockpit, Honolulu and Pearl Harbor, O'ahu, Hawaii - 20th November 1992

Our plane on the tarmac at Fiji airport

A niece roams around on a trundle truck

Steve grins as Clive inspects the barbeque

Clive turns some chops over

The eponymous Ferry Landing

The Ferry Landing Store

The Old Chap walks in front of Cousin Steve's Ferry Landing Store. Nosher's 18-years-in-the-future wife actually visited this very shop a couple of years later

The impossibly-cute Ferry Landing public library, and some classic cars

Hot Water Beach

Clive and niece on the pier at Ferry Landing

The Ferry Landing pier

The boys do a spot of fishing

The Old Chap casts his line

Clive sits on rocks and waits

On the Ferry Landing Ferry over to Whitianga

Margaret, Suzanne and Clive in the Whitianga Social Club

Clive and Trevor

Suzanne looks out to sea

Clive and Trevor poke their fishing rods over the stern of the boat

Suzanne looks a little glum

Captain Birdseye shows off a gurnard

Suzanne takes the helm of the boat as Clive watches

Our catch of the day

Disembarking the boat

A family gathering around the table at the Motel

Clive and The Old Chap eat chips in Whitianga

A mini waterfall tumbles over the cliff

Footprints on the beach at Cathedral Cove

Small boys mess around in the 'cathedral'

A tree on the beach

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Our plane on the tarmac at Fiji airport