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1 hour ago, 44forty said:

That’s hard case and a cool pic . I would’ve been across the other side at puriri bay but in a micron . sh*t whangaruru was a cool place in the 70s and 80s especially when Seabee air dropped bread and milk at bland bay 

I recall SeaBee Air coming onto the beach at Oakura at least once, but that required zero swell.  I used to love exploring up Whangaruru.

But as you mentioned SeaBee Air, here is a one of those wonderful Grummans having just dropped Dad off to join the boat at Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka, 1979-80.

 

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