Category Archives: Clive

January 10, 2018 … Happy New Year

Thank you for staying with me. Some of you have been Internet friends since about 1994, and I value your continued company on this ever-changing journey. My presence on the Internet, and then on the Web, has evolved over the … Continue reading

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April 3, 2016 … road trip

Mary and I set out for a week in Napier,  We chose to take a back road because I had seen an image taken by a fellow club member of the Waihi waterfalls. I had never previously heard of these … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Cars, Clive, Family, Hawkes Bay, Lakes, Landscapes, mountains, Napier, Te Mata Peak | 4 Comments

December 1, 2015 … on the downhill run

The drive home from Clive to Lower Hutt was a pleasant one. Warm and sunny weather make a drive more enjoyable. I was less pleased, however, with what I found at the Pekapeka wetland reserve just South of Hastings. I … Continue reading

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November 29, 2015 … to Hawkes Bay in the rain

Our niece is getting married today. As a consequence, we drove  to Clive, near Napier, yesterday. Unkind weather made the trip less pleasant than it usually is,but on the other hand offered some opportunities for mood shots. Most photographers at … Continue reading

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May 18, 2014 … from bird-hide to the high country

Surplus to immediate requirements again, I was free to amuse myself. To the South of the Clive River estuary, there is a wonderful wetland area which is often home to a great variety of shorebirds.  I took my hide, my … Continue reading

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January 12, 2014 … no goatherds up here

Getting to the top of Te Mata Peak on a mountain bike is no mean feat. I never could do it, but admired the ease with which the very athletic man we were driving behind was achieving it. At the … Continue reading

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January 11, 2014 … into the darkness

So here we are in Clive again. Family duty brings us here every so often, and that is always an opportunity to explore the various wetlands around the area. Clive is pretty much at the place where four rivers arrive … Continue reading

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October 13, 2013 … from dawn to dusk

We started in Clive. Before the long trip home in what looked like rough weather to come, we walked down by the wetlands. Sadly, the wind prevented the beautiful calm of the previous evening. However there were plenty of birds … Continue reading

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October 12, 2013 … patience rewarded

A family health event required a sudden trip to Napier. A red morning sky warned of heavy weather to come, and sure enough the trip up was continuously wet.  Mary visited as required and I was turned loose. For a … Continue reading

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July 8, 2013 … unusual midwinter weather

Sunrise was perfect, in Napier. Though the colour was ominous, the morning was bright and crisp, windless, just beautiful. We set out on our journey home, and since photography was permitted in this direction, we anticipated that it would take … Continue reading

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