Kawau Island Boats & Baches

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Kawau Island Boats & Baches

Recently I had had enough of weekends in Auckland so with the wife out of town, I took the opportunity to escape & experience the 2nd to last stage that some of us go thru e.g. yacht > launch> motorhome > death.

An old neighbour & friend Chris Miller, owns a large motorhome, so we headed north to Sandspit – & booked into the camping ground for the weekend.

On Saturday we took the ferry to Kawau Island for what is known as the ‘Royal Mail Run’ – the boat mooches around the island dropping off / picking up passengers & freight for all the private jetties. While not a woody, the ferry trip is a must do, you get to visit most of the bays & can even enjoy a wine or two.

The photos above are a random gallery of the woodys I spotted on the trip & some of the waterfront holiday homes.

 

5 thoughts on “Kawau Island Boats & Baches

  1. Wonderful shots as always, you even captured one of the baches (now Houses) that I spent considerable time at in the early seventies, great to see the same owners still working there, I visit as often as I can. A shame about Marge and Wallys place in North Cove demolished 10 years ago to be replaced by an unfinished project….

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  2. Hi, great stuff, great photo`s. For those that have never visited Kawau, as you say the mail run and Mansion House visit are really worth while visiting. Kawau is a lovely Island with lovely bays. Cheers.

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  3. Hi Alan, the amazing power of the Waitemata Woodies website! You captured in your pictures of Vivian Bay Kawau both our launch Juanita as well as my wife Anna and I walking along the beach. Was noted by my sharp eyed brother who lives in Rhode Island USA who passed it on to my sister who lives in Dubai! All I can say is that I would have been in some trouble if it wasn’t my wife!

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  4. Kawau has changed somewhat since the 50’s and 60’s!
    Next, how about a Grand Tour of the Tamaki River and the great variety of structures, and boats moored the length of it, before a section is destroyed forever for the new bridge crossing soon to start?

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