Category Archives: Rotorua

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

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

October 17, 2013 … lakes and raptors

Rotorua is a place of many facets. I explored some of them yesterday while Mary was at the conference that brought us here. In the morning I drove out to see Lake Okareka. This is as beautiful as I remember … Continue reading

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October 16, 2013 … wet and dry, birds and flowers

I may have driven in worse weather, but I can’t remember when. As we went up the Desert Rd, visibility dropped. No mountains were seen, and in fact we saw nothing much beyond the sides of the road. We stopped … Continue reading

Posted in Bay of Plenty, Birds, flowers, Rotorua, Weather | 2 Comments