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#601 Crazyhorse

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:48 PM

Would seem that GH, Marsden and Toots are as far north as it will go? The parores in Whangaroa can breath a sigh of relief! (Not to mention our inflatable).
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Posted 27 May 2019 - 09:30 AM

Apparently we are all happy about this

 

 

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 09:35 AM

Yes Leopard seals have now been reclassified by DOC as "NZ resident".

 

Also Owha has been spotted in Auckland again recently, after being up around Whangarei for the last few months.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:57 AM

Even Napier Sailing Club owns one now.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:32 AM

Was in whangarei last week eating fenders
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Posted 17 July 2019 - 02:08 PM

Had a female Fur Seal hoped on board Chloe's Duck board 2 nights ago, in Mahurangi. 

 

Took a bit of arm waving to convince her that she should go away. I suspect it is the same girl that I have seen in the harbour for the last 3 years but a bit early this year.


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:30 AM

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 11:26 AM

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:39 AM

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:02 PM

A fairly long but interesting read. A couple of notable excerpts (the writer is in kayak)...

 

It was a windy and dark July morning and so Cath and I decided to stay within the marina and do circuits up and down the piers.

 

It was pitch black at 6.30am and we were both wearing head torches. After about half an hour, it was still quite dark, and Cath heard something behind us.  She wondered if Owha was about and then said it was probably just a fish. She then looked behind and let out a scream. Owha was on our tail, her head and shoulders were out of the water and she was following us, 300kg of muscle and teeth.

 

Cath spotted an empty berth and hastily headed towards it while I carried on. I decided to stop and hold onto a pole and dolphin ring. Then I saw Owha rise from under the water.  Her huge head and snorting nostrils just a few metres away from me. I looked over at her and her eyes glistened from the reflection of my headlamp. That with the huge reptilian head gave her a quite sinister appearance. She started to circle my kayak and would temporarily disappear under the water, rise again, snorting, getting a little closer to my kayak each time.  I started to feel decidedly uneasy.

 

Last week she also scared a poor kayakyer in Greenhithe when she placed her head on the back of his inflatable kayak. 


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