Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Mixed Bag

Last weekend I decided to take Friday and Monday off work and have a 4day weekend. My wife and I haven't been away for a while so we hit the road in the trusty Caldina. Here are some of the photos I snapped.
We decided to make Mahia our stop for Friday night. That's the Mahia Peninsula in the distance. The flag on the car is supporting the "All Blacks". For those who don't know, the Rugby World Cup is happening in NZ at the moment.

Sunset over the sea from Mahia Beach. Unfortunately a bank of cloud on the horizon prevented me from getting a photo of the sun sinking into the sea.

Saturday night was Gisborne, where I snapped this Victory. The first time I've seen one close up.

A PC Vauxhall Cresta, from the late 60s or early 70s, still in daily use in Gisborne.

Sunday night was in Napier. This Freightliner double-cab was part of a circus fleet which was in town.

I tried taking photos from our motel balcony in Napier, but photos of moving objects with a non SLR digital are tricky.
A smart Western Star.

On the way home we stopped at a cafe north of Waipawa where I snapped this buckeridge Kenworth and trailer...

...and also this International of Olzsewskis pulling a B-train. Looks like the coupling height on the Inter is a little lower than the unit the trailers were originally designed for.

Whilst at the cafe this Z 1300 Kawasaki, of 1979, rode in. The rider told me he also owns a Kawa triple and a Honda 500 Four.

By the truck-stop at Matamau was this Mammoth Major, with restorable Dodge on its back. Cummins stickers on the AEC suggest that it doesn't have its original power plant.

The large kiwi that resides in Eketahunas main street wears an All-Blacks jersey for the Rugby World Cup. 

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