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Old Apr 8th 2007, 12:41 am
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If you went down to Paraparaumu beach this morning this is what you could have seen!...................orca whales................truly amazing!!!!
What a way to start a sunday morning!
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Absolutely stunning. We have seen dolphins a few times, once getting within about 3 metres but never orcas. I am just a little jealous.
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Absolutely stunning. We have seen dolphins a few times, once getting within about 3 metres but never orcas. I am just a little jealous.
It was very awe inspiring. I was actually in bed when a friend rang to say he was on the beach watching them, you've never seen me jump out of bed as quick. I never even washed or brushed my teeth, just went straight to the beach!
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Were the pics taken from a boat with the beach in the background?.
The pics are very good ,do Orcas visit there often.
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I was there this afternoon, first time I've been there. Nice long beach.

No Orcas when i was there, but why's the beach strewn with wood and bark?
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I was there this afternoon, first time I've been there. Nice long beach.

No Orcas when i was there, but why's the beach strewn with wood and bark?
Because that is what the sea put there? Sorry no more helpful than that
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I was there this afternoon, first time I've been there. Nice long beach.

No Orcas when i was there, but why's the beach strewn with wood and bark?
i think its the wood & stuff that falls off Kapiti Island
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I was there this afternoon, first time I've been there. Nice long beach.

No Orcas when i was there, but why's the beach strewn with wood and bark?
It comes down the rivers and out to sea during floods.
After the 2004 flood there were miles and miles of turnips and onions, pine trees, farm gates, hay bales and dead cows and sheep.

Great time for scavenging but the wood is useless for firewood because of the salt.

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It was very awe inspiring. I was actually in bed when a friend rang to say he was on the beach watching them, you've never seen me jump out of bed as quick. I never even washed or brushed my teeth, just went straight to the beach!
How amazing! It's also one of the areas we are looking at - hv you any advice or info on the area? Is there much call for carpenters?
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Hello Bev!! Hope you feeling ok love. You have achieved one of my ambitions right there. Every time I look out to sea now, I expect to see something breaking the surface. Nice pics.
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Hello Bev!! Hope you feeling ok love. You have achieved one of my ambitions right there. Every time I look out to sea now, I expect to see something breaking the surface. Nice pics.
Hi Danny .Most days you will see a fat Orca local lying on the beach with people throwing fish to them ,get off the beach the tides waiting to come in is the shout.Nature here is rare so make sure you see the real thing .
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Amazing Winnie!! Next time you see some, tell them to head down to Porirua harbour so us lot down here can get a look!!!
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Amazing Winnie!! Next time you see some, tell them to head down to Porirua harbour so us lot down here can get a look!!!
Hi Wilma

I see you are from Porirua, can you give me any info on the area?!
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If you went down to Paraparaumu beach this morning this is what you could have seen!...................orca whales................truly amazing!!!!
What a way to start a sunday morning!
Wow that is brilliant...what a great friend giving you a call.

Really jealous cos the only thing i get to see at my local beach is great big turds and used condoms

Anyway...love the pics
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So, we may not have seen the Orcas yesterday, but we did enjoy our day there... beautiful place...
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