Category Archives: Pekapeka

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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January 13, 2014 … it’s not easy being green*

We’ve been here before, in good times and bad. The Pekapeka wetlands just South of Hastings are very special. About this time last year, they were in the grip of a very serious drought, with scarcely any water. The next … Continue reading

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August 18, 2013 … a meandering homecoming

A leisurely breakfast and a good coffee is a good way to start the day. After that, we were on the road, heading home from Taradale. With the gentle tolerance of Mary, my wife, and Paul, my brother-in-law, I was … 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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November 11, 2012 … wetland birds

This is a full-scale relapse, and tomorrow will be no better. Mary and I went to Napier yesterday for family reasons. We set off around 9 am and about the time coffee was needed found ourselves in the vicinity of … Continue reading

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