Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 30, 2012 … at the feet of a master

Now the conference is over. Time for some pleasant weather and free wandering? Alas the weather is the weak link with strong winds, rain and hail.  Be that as it may, I need to make some closing remarks about the … Continue reading

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April 29, 2012 … beginning and ending

Yesterday started badly. The first field trip of the day was a walk by the wetlands in the estuary of the Waihopai River. The organizers were keen for us to be there at sunrise, so we left the conference venue … Continue reading

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April 28, 2012 … no business like show business

The weather has taken a turn for the worse. Local farmers are celebrating wildly. Apparently there has been little significant rain for months and they will take all they can get. Due to my own ineptitude with check lists, I … Continue reading

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April 27, 2014 … at the uttermost end of the Earth

Shivering on a beach near Bluff before sunrise. Eighty of us, each armed to the teeth with the best possible weapons for committing acts of photography were jostling and getting in each other’s way as we waited for the sun … Continue reading

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April 26, 2012 …

I know it’s not red, but somehow I almost expected to see Eva Peron on the balcony. Or even Mayor Tim! Never having spent much time in Invercargill, I was surprised at the grandeur of some of the civic architecture … Continue reading

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April 25, 2012 … at the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them*

On the road for a week. I shall continue to take pictures and write every day, but I am unsure when and where I shall have the opportunity to post my blog entries. Petone is the suburb on the beach … Continue reading

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April 24, 2012 … Gimme the Boats*

Sunday was bad, Monday was chaos! I knew that, at the end of the day, I had to collect Mary from the airport at around midnight. I was teaching from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm, so it made sense to take … Continue reading

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April 23, 2012 … fingers of light

Sunday was pretty full. Everything piled on top of me. First thing in the morning, before the sun was in the valleys, I completed my involvement with the search and rescue exercise by photographing the tasks that I had missed … Continue reading

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April 22, 2012 … if I am lost, I want people like these looking for me

What an amazing day, with amazing people. My youngest son is currently the relieving Wellington Search and Rescue Coordinator for the New Zealand Police. With his colleagues, he organised a regional  Search and Rescue training day. Since the Belmont Regional … Continue reading

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April 21, 2012 … another hill, another point of view

There was a time when gorse was an offence. Under the provisions of the Noxious Weeds Act, it was possible for landowners to be prosecuted for permitting gorse to grow on their property. Unless of course you were the crown. … Continue reading

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