Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 30, 2014 … same walk, different outcomes

Back to Zealandia again.   Yesterday was a very nice day on which the wind almost disappeared. Our morning plans were interrupted, so Mary and I went to Zealandia with the intention of having lunch there.  The first environment you … Continue reading

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November 29, 2014 … it was a dark and stormy night*

Yesterday’s journey began in Porirua.   After a pleasant lunch with a photographic friend, I  headed up to the hills of Whitireia Park after first pausing to observe the early bloomers on the Pohutukawa trees.   I had hoped to … Continue reading

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November 28, 2014 … on the road less travelled*

Lunch happened at Waikanae yesterday.   On the way there, I drove past the Paekakariki premises of Steam Inc, where I saw the highly unusual sight of one of the old electric rail units being loaded onto a house moving … Continue reading

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November 27, 2014 … bird successes and failures

Friends from out of town are fun.   Mark and Mary were generous with their time when we were in Washington back in 2012, so it was a delight that I could spend time with them yesterday at Zealandia and … Continue reading

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November 25, 2014 … the mysterious swamp sheep

There were parts of Pauatahanui that I had yet to explore.   On Monday I decided to explore the parts of the reserve to the North of Grays Rd.  At first I found little of interest, though I liked the … Continue reading

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November 26, 2014 … annual general meeting

Yesterday was the annual general meeting of our camera club.   In the absence of an alternative candidate, I was re-elected unopposed. Before the meeting, I thought it appropriate to have a haircut and beard trim to look almost respectable. … Continue reading

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November 24, 2014 … calories and waterbirds

A chance encounter a month or so led to a reunion.   Our friends Martin and Catherine and their daughter Elizabeth were host to a reunion of four couples who have known each other for something like thirty years, but … Continue reading

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