Monthly Archives: December 2016

December 28, 2016 … aimless wandering

After settling back inĀ  from our trip to Waiheke, I have tried to get back into some sort of photographic rhythm, with marginal success. I am still working on my marina-based project, but the weather has not only been unkind, … Continue reading

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December 21, 2016 … an island, a wedding, some volcanoes and home

The day before the wedding, Mary and I explored the Eastern end of Waiheke. I suppose the woeful state of the roads in what is legally part of the city of Auckland is some sort of social engineering mechanism to … Continue reading

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December 15, 2016 … home and gone again

From the heat of Queensland and Victoria, I came home to rain and wind and the flax in full bloom. Flax flowers bring about peak tui season and the rain deters them not one bit. In fact I suspect that … Continue reading

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December 7, 2016 … a happy conclusion

Now I am home. No matter how much I love being with my sons and daughters and grandchildren, there is an inevitable time when being home is the right place to be. Last Wednesday in Brisbane started off in spectacular … Continue reading

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November 30, 2016 … on the West Island

Here I am in the big brown island next door. It’s 8:20 am and already the thermometer is telling me it’s 26 deg C, and heading for 28. I am enjoying the hospitality of my eldest son David and his … Continue reading

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