Category Archives: Auckland

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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February 27, 2014 … such sweet sorrow

Melbourne airport is very quiet at 4:30 am. Even with the aid of online check in to reduce the mandatory lead time, you still need to drop your bags an hour prior to departure, so there I was in a … Continue reading

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February 4, 2013 … the drought has broken

Grey overcast. It’s almost a relief, and it might bring to an end the low moaning sound of the gardeners who want rain, but for today at least, the bright sun has gone. With it has gone the buoyant mood … Continue reading

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