Category Archives: Cook Strait

May 24, 2017 … turbulent times

Fewer images this week, pursuant to a brief stay in hospital for some small remedial surgery and the subsequent recovery time. All seems well (thanks for asking). When I finally did get out and about again, I spent my time … Continue reading

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May 6, 2017 … to complete the circle

The last place I described was Harihari on ANZAC day. The next few days after that, we did some exploration of the Lakes to the North of our bush hideaway at Pukekura. Lake Mahinapua, Lake Kaniere and Lake Brunner all … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Cook Strait, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Machinery, Maritime, mountains, sunrise, Weather | 3 Comments

April 6, 2017 … in chilly Southern parts

Prematurely, it seems to be winter. And here in Karitane where Mary and I are currently staying in a borrowed “crib” (Southern word for a small holiday home), it is especially bleak as the remnants of a tropical storm cause … Continue reading

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January 25, 2017 … how did we get to here already?

I may have mentioned that we are seeing a lot of our grandchildren in this period between start of school and end of parental holiday entitlement. Cooper is ten and has a (passing) fixation on World War I and biplanes, … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Birds, Children, Cook Strait, Family, flowers, hobbies, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Models, South Coast, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

Happy new year to all who persist in reading or viewing this blog. Here in Wellington on the 4th of January, 2017, I still await anything resembling a summer. Often enough I wake and all is still, but I am … Continue reading

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November 24,2016 … so much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving as an organized¬† festival, is not part of New Zealand’s history or culture. Nevertheless, as we emerge from that nightmare of a week with earthquakes and flooding, it is impossible not to be grateful for all that we have. … Continue reading

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October 12, 2016 – seasonal transitions

Our city has a reputation for the speed at which its atmosphere moves past. It’s citizens get defensive, and some are even in denial. However, for a week now, the harbour and other bodies of water have ranged from ruffled … Continue reading

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