Category Archives: Bay of Plenty

June 20, 2019 … an odd variety

Thank you to those who pointed out to me that I had lost the ability for readers to click on images and see a larger copy. I believe I have now restored that. The images give a better account of … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Cook Strait, Forest, insects, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Reflections, Rivers, Rotorua, sunrise, Wellington | 7 Comments

July 1, 2016 – past the halfway mark

We are in the second half of the year now, and on the long slow haul through the worst months of our Southern winter. Mary and I are just back from a sudden trip to Whakatane in the Bay of … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Bay of Plenty, Family, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, mountains, Rotorua, Whakatane | 3 Comments

January 26, 2016 … road trip and relaxation

Mary and I are on a road trip. Our purpose is to visit relatives in Whakatane and New Plymouth,but also to have some rest and relaxation on the way. We left Wellington early on Sunday Morning, travelling up SH1 and … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Landscapes, mountains, Ohiwa, Reflections, Rivers, Whakatane | 1 Comment

May 4, 2015 … tired and happy, homeward bound

Conventions are hard work. This particular convention required a great deal of concentration since one of the major speakers was explicitly expert in a highly technical area. Many of us watched the things that could be done with no hope … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Camera club, Lake Taupo, Lakes, mountains, Taupo, Tauranga | 4 Comments

May 3, 2015 … busy, busy, busy at the convention

Saturday had no holes in it.   The convention programme went from one good speaker or workshop to the next. There were few spaces in between. There are still those at the convention whose model of photography is similar to … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Camera club, Tauranga | 1 Comment

May 2, 2015 … revisiting old haunts

Friday was the day for field trips at the photographic convention. I chose to visit the Martha Gold Mine at Waihi. From about 1970 through about 1984 I was a regular visitor to the electronics factory in Waihi, Back then … Continue reading

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May 1, 2015 … in the sunny Bay

So the convention gets under way. The days are full and the schedules hectic. I chose to go down to the inner harbour area after breakfast and before the first session. Looking under the rail bridge that crosses to Bayview … Continue reading

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April 30, 2015 … wet road trip

Road trip!   With my friend Paul I set out for Tauranga, site of the 63rd annual convention of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. It was wet. Mountain? What mountain? We saw no mountain. The first scenery I saw … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Camera club, Tauranga, Travel, Uncategorized, Weather | 1 Comment

April 29, 2015 … ooooooh this is going to be hard

A friend and I left home at 8am this morning. By three pm after a couple of brief stops, we were in Tauranga 520 km away, and getting involved in the 63rd annual convention of the Photographic Society of New … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Bay of Plenty, Miramar, Seatoun, Uncategorized, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

October 18, 2013 … landscapes in transit

Oooh, owww, ahhh! After a day on the Tongariro crossing (about which, more tomorrow), this is going to be a short post. We began in Rotorua, with a flat tyre, which the nice guys at Firestone fixed at no charge. … Continue reading

Posted in flowers, Lake Taupo, Lakes, Landscapes, Rotorua, Waikato | 2 Comments