Category Archives: Lakes

July 2, 2017 “So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing”*

Somewhere on our bookshelf is a book of meditative quotes and poems called “In the stillness is the dancing”**. I always found that book helpful. In the last several months, Wellington has been blessed with a lot of stillness, mixed … 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

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April 26, 2017 … help I am drowning!

So many beautiful places to see, so many images to make and process. Of course, I am loving every minute of it, but it is a bit overwhelming. On Friday I went with our middle son, Andrew (Drew to his … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Machinery, Military, mountains, Queenstown | 4 Comments

April 19, 2017 … in tourism-land

Whenever I arrive in Queenstown, one of my first photo locations is Bendemeer Bay on Lake Hayes where, if the water is calm, I hope to see grebes. Alas, no grebes, but there was a nice view back towards the … Continue reading

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April 14, 2017 … now where was I?

Karitane was a delight, both as a place to stay, and as a place from which to visit other places. I got a year older since I last wrote, and to celebrate, Mary took me to the famous “Fleur’s Place” … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Aviation, Catlins, Lakes, Landscapes, Moeraki, Museum, Queenstown, Queenstown, Reflections, Rivers, Weather | 2 Comments

December 21, 2016 … an island, a wedding, some volcanoes and home

The day before the wedding, Mary and I explored the Eastern end of Waiheke. I suppose the woeful state of the roads in what is legally part of the city of Auckland is some sort of social engineering mechanism to … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Bees, Birds, Family, flowers, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, night, sunrise, Sunset, Taupo, Volcanic Plateau, Waiheke, Weather | 2 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