My build up to the Kiwi New Year

Really enjoyed my visit to Catalina Bay a ex-seaplane station at NZ RAF Hobsonville

Catalina Bay with its original seaplane slipway and

Weekend Ferry » Hobsonville Point › weekend-ferry

New Zealand Catalinas, 1950’s – Film 4317 – YouTube › watch

From seaplanes to a “Fergie” tractor and seated his owner Rob and watching over him Ray .

Visiting the home of Rob & Linda for a evening meal appointment.

Living in NZ you are never too far from the sea and Rob, Linda are very keen on sea fishing

Have tractor will tow fishing boat.

New Years Day son of Paul “Darren” arrives on his Honda 500 single for our “Brunch Ride” to

The Jetty Cafe, Shelly Beach – 20 Photos – Coffee Shop – 1 … › Places › Auckland, New Zealand › Tea Room

We also meet up with Trenton, Don, Andy active members of the North Shore Think Tank.

More partying for Gills birthday.

My very last engagement was on Saturday the 4th Jan at Mission Bay

The RE Himalayan belongs to Charlie and is a CARBURETTOR version.

After saying my fond farewells to the “Riders of Mission Bay” Paul takes me to airport for the LONG HAUL flight back to the UK.

ALK to Dubai and into a spot of “BOTHER” between the USA and IRAN!

However, no problems for me and arriving home at 16.00pm on Sunday the 5th Jan.

Monday morning the 6th Jan on checking my PILES OF MAIL l notice a very official looking letter from the REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE with three forms inside?

The Scarlet Pimpernel trailer 1934 – YouTube › watch

13,14 Yes l was FLASHED on the last day of my holidays in September in 80 km/h a zone at 88 km/h (on the French Ural outfit)  & the cost of this fine was 45 Euro.

Just goes to show what a URAL can do 88 km/h on a very good day!!

 So wishing you all a very “FINE FREE 2020”. Michael.