Motorhomes "on the road". Routes, destinations, POP's, Activities, Employment etc
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Got it right John. I have never set foot on it before, but have been right to the end of Mahia Peninsular with my weed spraying business. A bunch of local aviation enthusiasts from Central Hawkes Bay organised permission to land there last Sunday and I managed to cadge a ride by contributing to the fuel costs. We flew fro Bridge Pa Aerodrome near Hastings direct to the top dressing airstrip on Okepuha Station, where all the pilots and passengers compared notes before heading off to Portland (10 minute hop) for lunch and a whole lot more aviation type banter. Quite a barren desolate wind swept place. 300 Acres which just manages to sustain 300 breeding ewes.
Wonderful way to spend a lazy Sunday.
Another shot of our approach. The Prop got in the way !!
Ha Ha. Interesting. There is a Cessna 180 that is based at Okepuha Station and belongs to Richard Coop. The Coop family have a long association with Portland Island. The lighthouse keepers house was cut up and barged across to Mahia and reassembled as one of the key holiday homes at Mahia Beach. Richards parents have now retired to live permanently in this beautifully restored beach front home. They also have the original diesel generator power plant complete with its original building set up at Okepuha as a back emergency power supply. Richard regularly flies to the island for the excellent diving opportunities - plentiful Paua and Crayfish, so there is an excellent chance that the plane on Google Earth is ZK RWC heading to or from one of his island adventures.
Here we are gathered at Okepuha airstrip prior to heading to the island.