Monthly Archives: September 2023

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You couldn't get a nicer picture on a chocolate box, folks. Here's the adjoing villa at Tongariro Lodge this morning as we were starting to gear up for the day's fishing. The mighty Tongariro River is about 20 metres away. Fly fishing awaits, for the first time here in 4 years, thanks to Covid lockdowns.

Tongariro Lodge

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You couldn’t get a nicer picture on a chocolate box, folks. Here’s the adjoining villa at Tongariro Lodge this morning as we were starting to gear up for the day’s fishing. The mighty Tongariro River is about 20 metres away. Fly fishing awaits, for the first time here in 4 years, thanks to Covid lockdowns.

You couldn't get a nicer picture on a chocolate box, folks. Here's the adjoing villa at Tongariro Lodge this morning as we were starting to gear up for the day's fishing. The mighty Tongariro River is about 20 metres away. Fly fishing awaits, for the first time here in 4 years, thanks to Covid lockdowns.


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Great omen on the metal dividing fence at Auckland Airport. For the uninitiated, the Royal Wolf is a world famous dry fly for fly-fishing tragic, like your humble writer.

An Omen Perhaps

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Great omen on the metal dividing fence at Auckland Airport. For the uninitiated, the Royal Wolf is a world famous dry fly for fly-fishing tragic, like your humble writer.

Great omen on the metal dividing fence at Auckland Airport. For the uninitiated, the Royal Wolf is a world famous dry fly for fly-fishing tragic, like your humble writer.


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Phones off folks. We're in the air, heading to Taupo for a week's fly fishing on the famous Tongariro run. And Air New Zealand have been fantastic.

Travelling Man

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Phones off folks. We’re in the air, heading to Taupo for a week’s fly fishing on the famous Tongariro run. And Air New Zealand have been fantastic. Such a contrast to the nightmare of travelling with our former national carrier in recent years. We were travelling economy and the staff kept offering to help, the flights were all on time and even the customs helped out as we had a younger family. Loved it.

 


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I can tell New Zealand Customs that, in all honesty, I definitely packed this bag myself. Not quite a triumph of three dimensional spatial optimisation.

Good to go ?

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I can tell New Zealand Customs that, in all honesty, I definitely packed this bag myself. Not quite a triumph of three dimensional spatial optimisation.

 


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After a week working on combined SQL and AI data and text modelling, I decided to go low tech for the kids' packing list for our Kiwi trip.

Kids’ Packing List

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After a week working on combined SQL and AI data and text modelling, I decided to go low tech for the kids’ packing list for our Kiwi trip.

After a week working on combined SQL and AI data and text modelling, I decided to go low tech for the kids' packing list for our Kiwi trip.


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The kids and I are getting our fair share of the pie before packing for our trip to NZ next week.

Angling for a share

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The kids and I are getting our fair share of the pie before packing for our trip to NZ next week. Apparently, I’m fact finding, as well as fish finding, as my AFR editor is angling for a hook on a NZ election story. I’m in party mode already, as you can probably tell.

The kids and I are getting our fair share of the pie before packing for our trip to NZ next week.


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Guess whose off on a fly fishing trip to the mighty Tongariro?

Off to Tongariro

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Guess who is taking the family for a fly fishing trip to the mighty Tongariro? ?
Our first trip to Kiwi in four years, thanks to Covid.

Packing the gear, as I type and hoping the waders haven’t shrunk. More to come …