I now live in New Zealand but was born in the UK. I ran away at age 15 and joined the Merchant Navy. After six years at sea and having met my future wife Heather in NZ I emigrated and have lived here ever since.
My occupations were: various floating plant for the Auckland Harbour Board for twenty six yrs.Twenty odd years of this as skipper of the two Pilot vessels.
Then, a complete change when we bought a general store on an isolated island off the NZ coast. This was Great Barrier Island. Retired aged 60+ and living at Paihia, Bay of Islands in the far north – the so called ’ winterless north ! ’
We have since moved and now live in Warkworth, north of Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city to be closer to family.

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Going to be away.....!

Hi Everyone – the Barrier calls……….! We have been invited to Great Barrier Island for three weeks to stay with friends there. Having lived on the Island for twelve years, it will always be a big part of our lives. / We will be back on 31st January, hopefully with a load of new photos….!! / Cheers / Roy & Heather
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