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Circus in the sun

Saturday we were in town buying bits and pieces for our emergency kit at home. We’ve still got water canisters to buy, the Bunnings we went too had sent all of theirs to Christchurch. In between shopping we spent some time at Lyall Bay watching all the Kite Surfers, Windsurfers and surfers attempting to enjoy themselves while avoiding everyone else on the water. A highlight of the day was found at Frank Kitts Park where we watched a matinee showing of Campground Chaos, a new show put together by the talented Fuse Circus people. Styled around a typical Kiwi camp ground the show had juggling, suspended acrobatics, crutches (for the circus member who had a broken metatarsal), cricket bats, tents, a unicycle, a large hoop, a bbq 3 meters off the ground, a picnic table 4 meters in the air, sharing of food, a strange dream sequence involving sausages and dancing girls, a bogan acrobat, a unicycling all black, a whip welding camp host, a dancing tui, a hobbling tourist and a lot of fun.

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Watching the stage.

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A tui and the camp ground host.

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Flexibility and a broken foot in a multi-coloured sock.

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End of a juggling sequence.

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In the air.

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Getting a little strange.

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Spinning around.

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Hanging in a hoop.

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The picnic table dance.

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Mid-air BBQ.

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Marshmallow time.

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Thank you and good night.

The audience was swelled at times by crews from the nearby Dragon Boat practice sessions, popping in to have a look in between heading out to the water. As we left I spotted a strange group of people across the lagoon and upon closer inspection found a mermaid convention also taking place. Wellington in the summer is an interesting place to be.

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A mermaid across the lagoon.
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