Summer Holiday Flashback

Summer Holiday Flashback

Todays photo is dated 1969 and shows a camping ground, tagged – ’Smiths Holiday Camp, Paihia ’. Not sure exactly where that was, but its a mirror of my summer holidays at Simpsons Beach Camp on the Coromandel. Even the dinghy in the foreground. My father built me one, it took 4 kids to just move it – built like a brick out-house 🙂

I love the fact that there are so many kids playing in the water and it appears no adult supervision – we have become so PC.


I Feel Like Kim Kardashian

Lots of body shaping, filling (botox) and make-up under way on my old girl – the rudder and surrounding area was a mess and in need of some TLC. New – rudder tube, shaft, arm and bearings have been crafted and installed, yet to sea trial but its just so smooth to operate, the previous setup was very rudimentary.At the same time lots of other work underway, its been a long 3 weeks.

3 thoughts on “Summer Holiday Flashback

  1. Hopefully Kim’s add on’s at the back end don’t do rotten like that!…. keep up the good work, let me know if you want stainless belting instead of brass?

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  2. Mk3 Zephyr in front of the tent to complete the scene?
    We stayed there once in the 70s.

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  3. Smith’s motor camp is still there.
    It’s on the road between Paihia and Opua

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