Monthly Archives: March 2015

April 1, 2015 … down the road to the coast

Today, we are in transit. For this reason, this edition is posted a little ahead of schedule so that precious family time is not cluttered with a belated scramble to produce a late post. With all this in mind, and … Continue reading

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March 31, 2015 … problems with sunlight and darkness

Peter Pan lost his shadow. I seem to have lost my birding mojo (whatever that is). It won’t stop me trying, of course, but when I went to Zealandia yesterday, I struggled to take good shots in the very dark … Continue reading

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March 30, 2015 … wobbling heights

Seeking high places often gives some nice results. Yesterday I gritted my teeth, and climbed up the scaffolding that currently surrounds our house as it is repainted. Like most scaffolding, this is a system that all locks together and at … Continue reading

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March 29, 2015 … random grab shots

Grey sky and ruffled water are not my preferred setting.   Nevertheless, I began yesterday’s search at the Hutt River estuary. The only thing moving was the little fishing vessel, J.Vee. As far as I know she doesn’t leave the … Continue reading

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March 28, 2015 … a brief return to feathers

It has been a while since I did a bird edition. Pauatahanui trips often result in bird shots.   My first subject was a pukeko or swamp hen (Porphyrio porphyrio). These colourful big-footed birds can be very shy, depending on … Continue reading

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March 27, 2015 … waterfront wandering

Well, here I am again, near the waterfront. Waitangi Park was my start point. The first thing I saw was a young man spraying a concrete wall with aerosol paint cans. This was not the mindless vandalism that I so … Continue reading

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March 26, 2015 … around the edges

Twin cruise liners in port together is uncommon. Yesterday the Sea Princess and the Sun Princess arrived more or less together and berthed stern-to-stern at the cruise terminal. I imagine the retailers in the city’s golden mile were delighted. While … Continue reading

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March 25, 2015 … old Wellington

History in New Zealand tends to be much shorter than it is elsewhere. As a town, Wellington didn’t exist prior to 1865. In its early days, prior to reclamation in the central city and the expansion to Northern Suburbs, dwellings … Continue reading

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March 24, 2015 … out of my element

Bohemian is such an old-fashioned word. Somehow it sill seems to capture the character of Wellington’s Cuba Quarter. I had been in the city to return a camera to the vendor after a series of unresolved problems. Since I was … Continue reading

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March 23, 2015 … soft rain, damp views

It was a soft day. Despite the persistent drizzle, Mary and a friend went walking around the hills. When they came back, Mary persuaded me that it was worth coming back with her to where she had seen a patch … Continue reading

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