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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Apologies ! A bit of a disaster...

Sorry I haven’t been around to answer comments and others work – my wife Heather had several episodes where her heart stopped, six times ( 4 at home then two in hospital ) She has now been given a pace maker, this will be company for her artificial heart valve ! / We arrived home today – so, I will slowly try and catch up. I may not be able to answer every posting of images b…
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