Monthly Archives: December 2015

December 31, 2015 … new high places

One more in the daily series after this. Despite a gloomy forecast, yesterday continued the string of great days. I began my journey at “Dead Man’s Bend” on the Hutt River. More important to me than clear skies is calm … Continue reading

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December 30, 2015 … the seals of approval

And still the great weather persists. Yesterday (Tuesday), we took our grandchildren over to Martinborough where their parents David and Rowena have rented a holiday cottage for a few days. Ants and Sarah came too, in their own car since … Continue reading

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December 29, 2015 … a family outing

Our run of extraordinarily fine weather continues. We used it yesterday for lunch on the grass at Williams Park, Days Bay.  It was also the occasion of granddaughter Grace’s Maggie’s eleventh birthday. While the adults (OK, the ladies) were setting … Continue reading

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December 28, 2015 … winding down

When you have little to say, then it is wise to say little. Yesterday was an anticlimax after the flying the day before. I went looking for images in he afternoon, and though I pressed the shutter several times, achieved … Continue reading

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December 27, 2015 … aviation paradise

Those of you who know me well know that I am an “aeronut”. Not an aeronaut, you understand, but a nut who is obsessed with aviation. This condition escalates to extreme proportions when my eldest and similarly afflicted son, David, … Continue reading

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December 26, 2015 … a day to treasure

Christmas Day in Wellington, 2015 was one to treasure. It was fine, warm, and clear. We had family gathered, and held those who couldn’t make it in our hearts. All six grandchildren were with us for brunch , as were … Continue reading

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December 25, 2015 … Christmas greetings from me to you

My warmest Christmas wishes to you all. To those of you who have other traditions, may I send you warmest wishes for whatever festivals you celebrate. I am looking forward to family coming round to join us soon, but while … Continue reading

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December 24, 2015 … perhaps summer

Another visit to Zealandia yesterday. This time it was with our eldest son, daughter-in-law and four of our grandchildren. Though the stiff breeze persisted in the outside world, the sky was blue and the park provided shelter for us all. … Continue reading

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December 23, 2015 … low cloud in high places

I hate leaving photographic challenges incomplete. A few days ago, I attempted a high-resolution panorama from Brooklyn Hill and was thwarted by the wind. The camera needs to be absolutely still for the method to work, and the wind-induced vibration … Continue reading

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December 22, 2015 … around the harbour

If I follow my nose, it always seeks out sea air. Pt Halswell is at the Northern tip of the Miramar Peninsula in Wellington Harbour. The black and white chequered lighthouse at the tip is designed to prevent vessels from … Continue reading

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