My Far North Road Trip - in a Kaikohe junk shop I came across a box of old colour slides from the 1970’s. I find discarded social history of this sort fascinating - here are highlights of someone’s life, carefully, and probably proudly, recorded and annotated....then under different circumstances simply junked. Thanks to www.freesfx.co.nz for the soundtrack....
Although I have seen several instances of road-kill on this trip,
they have so far been either too mangled, too old, or too large (a
turkey and a goose) to salvage.
However, just outside of Tauranga Bay I came across a fresh, manageable rabbit.
As you can see the eye is still clear.
wrapped the body in newspaper, and later skinned and gutted it at
Whangaroa, then hung it in the van for 2 days - it was so fresh it
attracted no flies!
At Taipa I met some locals who
invited me to stay the night on their property, in return I shared my
find with them - cooked in a can of tomatoes, with diced pumpkin and
carrot, some ginger, and the Promite and beef stock I carry for making