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February 27th, 2006
04:59 pm
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Virtual road trip
What I am doing at work at the moment is divide the state highway network into bite sized pieces using a GIS tool.
Sometimes I come accross places I've been to.

One such place is Rahotu on the coast east of Mt Taranaki, where the 'wind flows laminar off the sea'. I remember going to StarDates there, with a half-hundred amateur astronomers with telescopes of various origins and sizes, camped on the rugby club grounds. One year I took my 8", F9.5 Newtonian[1] down, on a trailer cushioned by an old innersprung mattress. With the 'scope set up, I dragged the mattress into my tent.......cushyest camping trip ever. ;)

[1] Think square box, 25cm x 25cm x 200 cm. Painted red and purple. Yes it required a ladder, but only a short one.

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Date:February 27th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)

ever discover where that vruise came from...? ;)
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Date:February 27th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
Vruise had me stumped. Virus? no. Ah - V next to B on the keyboard.
No, and I don't expect to. It was probably from falling in a wild and uncontrolled manner. I can't remember anyone whacking me.

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